In this episode of the Acta Non Verba podcast, host Marcus Aurelius Anderson gets into an in-depth conversation with Don Vandergriff, a veteran, best-selling author, and leadership expert, about how observing someone’s actions can give valuable insights into their true beliefs. Vandergriff emphasizes the importance of the ability to adapt and make decisions on the spot, especially in challenging war scenarios. Listen in as they explore the power of communication and empowering team members while accepting everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. They also touch upon topics like learning methodologies, team development, maneuver warfare, and the non-linear aspects of warfare that are often overlooked.
02:53 The Role of Reflection in Learning
06:17 The Importance of Adaptability in Leadership
34:22 The Impact of Competition on Decision Making
49:54 The Importance of Understanding Mission Command
55:28 The Power of Nonlinear Thinking
Donald E. Vandergriff is considered an expert on Mission Command, Maneuver Warfare and Leader Development using the latest in Learning Methodologies. He is a noted speaker, award winning author, and teacher being named ROTC teacher of the year. He is also the author or editor of six other books and over 100 articles. He is also a retired Marine and Army officer having served 24 years in uniform, and another 12 years as a contractor, both overseas and in the US.