In an environment that requires constant learning, LTC Nate Allen noticed that the best form of communication in terms of problem solving was a community outlet. Spawning off a conversation LTC Allen and fellow commander Tony Burgess had on their front porch, the two came up with the idea of peer developing.
The idea eventually turned into a program and Burgess and LTC Allen started a grassroots campaign to promote it within the Army. The Amy took over after some time and put it behind their firewall on the Army’s servers.
What followed was a Humvee hood, a metaphor for what everyone in the Army has done at one time or another. Commanders get together and discuss what is working for them and what was not, creating an open forum.
Through this new community, commanders are able to help each other adapt in an ever-changing and unpredictable environment, allowing them to pull in information that addresses specific challenges that surface on the fly.
“I’m grateful to be in this network. The calls I had with other members gave me the information I needed to move my project forward.”Annette RollsLeadership Development Program Designer, Boeing
“We were able to realize almost immediate value—in terms of definitively quantifiable savings—by implementing the concepts introduced during this [Art of Negotiation] program.”Ken MurphyEVP of Sales and Operations, Mattress Firm
“In my particular case, I certainly care about the HR functions, but that’s not why I wake up every day. I care about advancing the ball down the field with our people’s professional development skills and knowledge. You guys focus 100% on the learning piece, and that’s what I like.”Jim StewartCLO, Teradata