The following was published in INC, and features Shawn’s insight into building a high-performance culture in organizations.
From fighting in the deserts of Iraq to the jungles of the South Pacific, the Marines have set themselves apart as one of the world’s top-performing military organizations. And, it turns out, the Marine Corps has a lot in common with high-performing businesses.
What is the connection? One of the Marine Corps’ professional storytellers is Shawn Rhodes, a former combat correspondent with the Second Marine Division turned TEDx speaker and management consultant. He was responsible for embedding with Marine Corps units and sharing their stories from more than two dozen countries across two combat tours. Now he works with companies to implement the same skill set that Marines use on the battlefield. Shawn shared four tips used by Marines that can help corporate leaders execute their own can’t-fail missions: