Leadership is about bearing the load. It is what leaders do. Making solid decisions on a daily basis impacts your business, your employees and clients. Choosing a “leadership coach” is also important. Dr. Brandt Smith knows the seriousness of making consistent and wise decisions.
This is why his keynote address, RedZone-WarZone: Leadership Lessons I Learned Living in the Sandbox is a must hear presentation. During 5 ½ years of living in Iraq, Dr. Smith served as country leader for a non-government organization and 3 years with the Human Terrain System as a Social Scientist, Department of Army Civilian (GS 14 & 15) embedded with the U.S. Army.
“The leadership lessons I learned during these 5 ½ years changed my perspective on leading. I learned the important lesson of leading from the front. My staff and teammates needed to see me out front taking the same risks, if not more at times, than they took. We were in a warzone, doing a tough job. It was not the time to lead from behind the scenes.” ~ Dr. Smith, 2011
I work with organizations that want leaders who can make solid decisions when the environment is changing around them, leaders who can rally their people to take action that moves organizational objectives toward stated goals and prove their value during difficult times.
I also advise and conduct seminars and workshops to go deeper into leadership.