David Robinson

David Robinson is a senior executive, retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and author of The Substance of Leadership: A Practical Framework for Effectively Leading a High-Performing Team (Per Capita Publishing, Sept. 2021). With over three decades of experience leading complex organizations, Robinson is a senior advisor to Fortune 1000 companies in mission-critical industries such as biotechnology, healthcare, transportation and logistics, energy and more. A former fighter pilot and TOPGUN instructor, David is an expert and international speaker on the subjects of organizational leadership and performance improvement. He is the founder and CEO of Vertical Performance Enterprises, which helps executives develop high-performing organizations through effective leadership.

Leading Through Uncertainty And Change

The military’s collaborative planning process creates a shared information environment that enables rapid adjustments during changing circumstances. Here’s how you can use it to increase agility and stay competitive.
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