Leadership Breakfast of Maryland

Timetable for Virtual LBMD Meeting

"Doors" Open at 7:10 AM  Friday, February 5th 

Session: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Closing Remarks 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

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May 7, 2021

Five (German) Words to Lead By

 U.S. Air Force Colonel John R. Boyd was a decorated fighter pilot but is widely recognized as one of the most influential strategists of the 20th century. Wikipedia notes that Col. Boyd was known for his theories which are highly influential in military, sports, business, and litigation strategies and planning. Chet Richards was an associate of Col. Boyd, working with him for over 20 years.

Chet incorporated the theories and strategies that Boyd refined over the years into an application for business. He has 'boiled down' its principles to five guide words that help keep folks on the right path, so they are "Certain to Win".

In a lively segment, here are the main points that Chet will cover:

  • Regardless of your style of leadership, there are a few essential elements it must incorporate to be successful in a rapidly changing environment
  • Although they are very easy to describe, your success will depend on how well you develop the skill to apply these elements
  • The good news is that you don't have to be perfect; just do better than the competition can do.
In an interactive segment, you will have an opportunity to 'play' with the five elements in a practical application.

About Our Facilitator:

Chet Richards

Chet Richards is the author of several books, including one on business strategy - "Certain to Win".

Chet began his career with Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. One of his responsibilities was the USAF Lightweight Fighter Program, which led to both the F-16 and F/A -18, two of the most produced aircraft in US history.

After leaving Program Analysis and Evaluation, he spent the next 25 years wandering among various outposts of the defense business, including Northrup Grumman, CACI, and Lockheed Martin.

He attained the rank of Colonel in the USAF (Air Force), Ret. He served as Air Attache` (Reserve) in Saudi Arabia for several years and also commanded two reserve units, retiring in 1999 with the Legion of Merit.

Chet holds a Ph.D.in mathematics (that is why Boyd asked him to review mathematical parts of his paper "Destruction and Creation" which launched their 20+ year association).

He is a certified yoga instructor, and a 70.3 triathlete - holding a national ranking in his age group for swimming the butterfly (Chet claims this proves that outliving the competition can be a viable strategy!). 

He currently claims to be working on a new book describing the origins of some of Boyd's strategic ideas in yoga and Zen.

Contact Information

Chet Richards

Website: https://www.slightlyeastofnew.com 

The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business

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After registering, you will receive an email with connection details for our Zoom meeting by Wednesday May 5th afternoon. Any problems or questions, contact Jack Gates at jacklgates@leadershipbreakfast.org

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This will be a virtual session, due to the restrictions on face-to-face meetings
specified by 
the COVID-19 Virus pandemic protocol.
We will be meeting via Zoom until the pandemic and virus threat have been reduced to satisfactory safety levels, and Shulman Rogers has indicated they are comfortable with outside meetings to start up again, and that the LBMD members have indicated they are comfortable with attending group face-to-face meeting again - with suitable safeguards in place, of course.  We will continue to closely monitor the progress on each of these criteria.

This meeting will be hosted on the Zoom Video platform and, as noted above, you will receive a separate
email with a connection link to the Zoom-hosted meeting after you register.

Our friends and colleagues at Shulman Rogers continue to be supportive of the LBMD and have been working diligently to provide a working environment that focuses on keeping their staff, clients, and others safe while continuing to provide the highest quality legal services. Take a moment to remember our friends at Shulman Rogers - we'll be back together again later this year.

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In 1972, Shulman Rogers was founded on a commitment to client service. Today, the firm’s roster of highly skilled attorneys and other dedicated staff members are all guided by that same commitment. A client-first approach. A smart, efficient practice. A relentless focus on problem-solving. And an underlying compassion—for our clients and our community. It all adds up to resolutionary thinking. The kind of thinking you can count on from the people of Shulman Rogers.