Managing a company is like commanding an army, which is why military policies are applicable for immediate business use. The military challenges faced by General Roman Polko allowed us to gather a unique collection of experiences, useful both for people wearing uniforms and for those wearing suits.
Life is like a war – whoever is more effective wins
The world of business has been using military wisdom for centuries – battle proven strategies of command, team building, inspiration for action, overcoming crises and winning in combat. “Like the army, companies must fight for the hearts and minds of their employees. If they are passionate about the success of the company, the success is more certain,” says General Roman Polko.
Military rules can be translated into business management rules. If you want to learn how to motivate the team effectively, how to achieve the intended goals, how to effectively manage the tasks performed by the team, how to build team and personal leadership, how to take risks in order to turn them into success, it is worth reserving time to listen to the General give a speech on how to “Beat you competition. Proven strategies for commanding, motivating and winning.” The General’s lecture is a joint initiative of ITM Poland, Subcontracting and Metalworking Cluster – National Key Cluster.
A military commander with a business background
General Roman POLKO is a two-time commander of the elite GROM unit and the youngest two-star general in the Polish Army.
Based on his own experience, he shows how to be an effective leader in extreme/crisis situations. He breaks military stereotypes about the superiority of the use of force over other methods of persuasion by teaching how to positively motivate even the most discouraged people. He shows how to build and lead a team, how to set goals and make strategic decisions. The way in which he presents his experience in success allows the audience to look at the organization they operate in with a fresh eye and effectively lead it to victory.
The former GROM commander points to the fact that these days companies talk a lot about innovation, but in reality they stick to established patterns, keep predictability and copy behavior. “Special forces have always operated in a different way than regular forces, they were looking for innovative solutions, they were also ready to lose the fight, because the point is to win the war,” adds Polko.