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MIT Sloan: Learning From The US Military

Sloan Management Review has published an article by UK Partner David Gillespie looking at how organisations can adapt to an unpredictable external environment by taking inspiration from the military.

The piece highlights three key learnings:

  • Leaders should focus on decisions only they can make. They should push all other decisions as far down the organization as possible.
  • Leaders should establish “commander’s intent” – focusing on the “why” and “what,” while leaving the “how” to those closer to the front line.
  • Leaders should find a “directed telescope” – a small number of trusted officers as the leader’s eyes and ears in the field.

Read the full article in Sloan Management Review here.