Adaptive Leader focuses on helping you develop the right kind of leadership and decision making skills within your organization.
We are a world leader in the application of cutting edge Outcome Based Training and Education (OBT&E) having worked with the British Council, Johns Hopkins University, Wells Fargo, United States Army, the U.S Navy Seals, the Baltimore Police Department and many other large innovative organizations.
Our unique OBT&E model can be applied to a wide variety of areas to encourage rapid learning and extremely fast team cohesion. The process enables participants to develop leadership skills, moral courage and decision-making skills in a safe but pressured environment. All our workshops are completely interactive with participants fully engaged throughout.
Our unique application of the “After Action Review” tool allows us to craft customized Adaptive Decision Games based on a client’s own market place experiences; meaning your leaders and future leaders can be trained with your business as the case study.
for anyone challenged with the development of current and next generation leaders
Vandergriff lay outs a new direction for training and development
Effective leaders apply analysis and synthesis as required by the situation, rather than applying templates to problem solving
The dominant leadership style in the workplace - Thinking-Judging - is the type least capable of coping with change
One of the many things that makes your job tough is that in order to get their best performance, you must figure out what your subordinates need and what they're able to do— even when they don't know themselves
The strength of any organization lies in its ability to examine its own performance critically and correct deficiencies before the environment does the job for it
Vandergriff offers a vital corrective to the over reliance on technology
Teaching adaptability is like teaching common sense at a Graduate level
When developing adaptability, you want to put students in uncomfortable situations solving problems they are not familiar with.
(the) Adaptive Leadership Methodology provides a tool kit that fosters innovative thinking, new approaches to problem solving and rapid decision-making.
The principles of Adaptive Leadership are universal and applicable to anyone who must manage and lead others.
Maturity in training and leading is the biggest success multiplier out there.
Outcomes Based Training & Education
First developed by Colonel Casey Haskins at Fort Benning, Georgia, OBT&E's develops individual confidence, initiative, and accountability in addition to mastery of specific skills. While most training focuses on drilling students to a basic level of performance, with OBT&E the focus is on the total outcome of a task or event rather the particular way it was achieved, encouraging the development of tangible skills and intangible attributes such as creativity and judgment. OBT&E looks for leaders who can deliver results and navigate obstacles with little or no oversight from higher management. OBT&E is best described as “developmental training,” focusing on development of the individual within the training of a task. Leadership training commonly uses the old competency-based model, a legacy of the Industrial Age and increasingly inadequate to the task of preparing leaders in the Information Age. The key disadvantage of competency-based training is an emphasis on quantity rather than quality of output - the old assembly-line approach first developed by Frederick Taylor at the end of the nineteenth century. The concepts of order and control are central to these programs, fostering a rigid leadership culture and style ill prepared to handle change or adjust to the inevitable competitive reactions. Leader development for the 21st century must be based on quality, not quantity, at every leadership level.
The Five Principles of OBT&E
• DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING teaching students to teach themselves the skills necessary for success • BUILD CHARACTER developing the intangible attributes of confidence, accountability, and initiative. • INCREASE AWARENESS & UNDERSTANDING through contextual presentation of a task and role. • DEVELOP DELIBERATE THOUGHT to condition leaders to always exercise a deliberate thought process while under stress. •
IMPROVE PERFORMANCE to prepare leaders to overcome the psychological and physiological stresses of high-risk decision making.
From Pestalozzi to Bjork
Dr. Robert Bjork, (Dean of the School of Psychology at UCLA) is at the forefront of Behavioral Learning Science and coined the term "desirable difficulties" in the context of embedding learning. His work can be summed up as follows: Training and Development conditions intended to make performance improve rapidly often fail to support long-term retention and transfer of knowledge, while conditions that create difficulties for the learner - deliberate obstacles that must be overcome - slow the rate of learning and improve long-term retention and transfer.