NATO’s Allied Command Transformation Up-Skills Its Transformational Capabilities
To prepare its forces to be more responsive to signals for rapid shifts in strategy in the field, it needed to develop change leadership capability in its Flag Officers and further develop its internal change resources. The Chief of Staff knew they needed to address mindset, culture, and engagement practices to support implementation of their new strategies, and needed to do so primarily using internal resources.
The Command sent its Transformational Development Team members to Being First’s Advanced Change Leadership Program, 4Sight, to advance their capabilities, mindsets, relationships and strategies to work within the Command’s military constraints and make progress on the strategy’s implementation. When the Supreme Commander necessitated a reduction in the scope of the plan, we trained and coached these people to adapt, revise, and continue to perform on behalf of their transformational mission.