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Organizational Adaptability in a Complex World (webinar)

June 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Register below to watch our recorded Learning Lounge webinar from June 2015: “Organizational Adaptability in a Complex World.” This webinar consisted of a conversation with Jeff Martindale and John Previtera from the McChrystal Group about improving communications and decision-making flows within any organization.

Complexity necessitates a new operating model – one that allows organizations to understand the interdependencies affecting the market and to operate with the speed and effectiveness to lead it. Jeff and John how their experience and research demonstrates that adaptive organizations must excel in four capabilities:

  • Shared Consciousness – An emergent intelligence that is created by a holistic understanding of the operating environment and a high level of internal connectivity
  • Empowered Execution – The decentralization of decision-making to the lowest appropriate level
  • Trust – Faith in the intent and competence of one’s colleagues
  • Common Purpose – The way a group of free agents is transformed into a cohesive, orderly and aligned team around a common set of objectives

Register here to watch the recording:

About our Presenters

Jeff Martindale is a Project Lead for client engagements in McChrystal Group’s West Region, where he partners with technology executives in both software and hardware companies to implement the company’s CrossLead system.  A retired US Army Colonel, Jeff spent over 27 years serving in both conventional and special operations organizations, including 9 years in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. From 2010 to 2011, Jeff commanded a Brigade Task Force of over 4,000 US soldiers and coordinated the efforts of special operations forces, US interagency organizations, and Afghan Security Forces to defeat the Taliban insurgency in Kandahar City and restore control to the Afghan Government as part of the surge strategy in Afghanistan.

John Previtera had a 28-year career in the US Navy before joining the McChrystal Group. While on the Navy’s SEAL Teams, John deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and the Philippines in various different capacities. After retiring from the Navy, John taught Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis to active duty SEALs and Green Berets.

About the IABC-LA Learning Lounge

IABC Los Angeles is proud to host this monthly series of online webinars for communications professionals in Southern California and around the world. Every month, we gather together from our homes and offices to learn from experts in our field, share best practices and build relationships with colleagues across the communication profession. Each Learning Lounge is a conversation about the trends and issues that are on YOUR mind, as well as sharing ideas and best practices with one another. It is a great, fun way to learn something new, get inspired or just enjoy getting to meet other communication professionals.  Since it’s an online event, you can join from anywhere – so grab some lunch and join us from the comfort of your office, home or wherever you’re at.



June 9, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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