Building Adaptable Teams: Applying Lessons from the Navy SEALs

In 2011, with short notice, Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) was deployed on a mission to apprehend Osama Bin Laden. This elite fighting force was the frontline force in Operation Neptune Spear – made famous through the film Zero Dark Thirty and the book No Easy Day. So, what does team performance have to do with the SEALs? At all levels in the operation – from the SEAL Team and the flight crews to the White House and CIA, there was strategic and tactical planning and execution of the mission, schedule, and roles and responsibilities. This workshop will interactively teach how this moment in history can improve your team performance.

Through a mix of hands-on exercises, film clips, and techniques, Persimmon will show you a new way to lead your teams, better manage your risks and assumptions, and apply lessons learned immediately. You will learn how to evolve your teams to become more agile and adaptive to the ever-changing business needs in a disciplined organization. These techniques may be applied to teams small and large in various types of applications within the business world – IT, engineering, manufacturing, human resources and business change to name a few.


Course Objectives

  • Understand new team leadership models and techniques
  • Learn how to empower your team while maintaining visibility
  • Sharpen your communication skills to provide clarity, conciseness, and urgency
  • Quickly identify and assess risks and assumptions


Benefits Back At the Office

  • Enhanced communication skills through techniques for clear and concise communication
  • Develop your team’s performance capability and productivity
  • Rapid decision-making techniques to adapt to changing situations

October 10th, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Location:
Tulsa, OK
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This was a great class. A different perspective on Project Management, that will be very beneficial to leading project teams and not just managing them

- Jessica M.

A good course that clearly and simply spells out techniques and important factors relevant to project management.

- Carlos C.

Exercises were great for bringing concepts to life. Real world opportunities to put this info into action!

- Ashley H.
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