The US military possess lessons on leadership, logistics, training, and leader development. In addition to those areas, there are numerous lessons for business on how to understand, apply, and take caution from military lessons in innovation, testing, design, and development.
Here are four lessons from military history for business innovation:
The military lessons for business are effective, timeless, and easy to implement. These military lessons focus on well led, high morale, and highly effective teams that will perform to greater levels of efficiency and quality. Follow the lead of the military and test prototypes realistically, retain the old ideas that still work, cross train your teams to build capability, and listen to the quiet voices on your team.
Share your greatest learning from the military for business.
Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 320 articles in over 170 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and www.CombatToCorporate.com.
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