Afterburner, Inc. and Flawless Execution
The Afterburner Seminars
- Elite military professionals with top business school degrees
- Bring combat-proven methodology into the boardroom
- Improving teamwork and execution by planning ahead
- Draw parallels between business and combat to achieve results
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Afterburner trains global organizations to accelerate their performance and ensure a higher success rate for their strategic objectives. Afterburner’s full client list includes more than 150 US Fortune 500 companies. Over 1.7 million business leaders have experienced an Afterburner program and rated their experience an average of 9.2 out of 10. Afterburner specializes in strategic and agile planning and continuous improvement through building a culture of learning, accountability and proven execution in accordance with a simple, scalable improvement processes model, Flawless Execution℠. Afterburner’s Flawless ExecutionSM framework provides the necessary structures, collaboration, and teamwork to close the Execution Gap—the gap between what an organization plans to do what it actually achieves. Founded in 1996 by former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James “Murph” Murphy, Afterburner has ranked among Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies” three times and has been featured in leading publications like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Meetings and Conventions Magazine. Afterburner has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg News, among others.
Flawless Execution Keynote
In this session, your group will learn how fighter pilots achieve their missions in both training and combat. This keynote includes both a main speaker and a wingman fighter pilot and is highly customized to meet the needs of your audience.
This keynote covers four steps to Flawless Execution:
- Plan: Learn how fighter pilots plan for a mission using the Six Steps to Mission Planning.
- Brief: Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of frontline execution.
- Execute: Discover how fighter pilots ensure flawless execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining task saturation.
- Debrief: Implement nameless and rankless feedback sessions in your squadron to guarantee maximum learning.
The Afterburner Day
A half-day interactive training program that exposes your team to the Flawless Execution Cycle through an exciting experiential learning format. The Flawless Execution Cycle is a simple, scalable and endlessly repeatable process that helps individuals, teams and organizations rapidly adapt to change and improve execution and learning. Participants will utilize their learning in a simulation where each member is assigned a unique role requiring their involvement in order to create a common challenge for their entire team to debrief against. Consequently, the scenario develops teamwork and coordination. At the end of the day, participants will be equipped with tools they can immediately apply in their teams. This is the only team building program on the market that can accommodate groups of 30 to 2000.
+Rapid Planning Workshop
The Rapid Planning Workshop can be added to any keynote or Afterburner Day. Participants will take away how to develop quick, tactical plans using our combat-proven planning process. Individually or in small functional groups, participants identify a can’t fail mission to begin applying Flawless Execution. Using the Six Steps to Mission Planning, the Afterburner team will help the participants plan out a road map for success. The individuals will identify a clear, measurable achievable mission objective, threats, resources, lessons learned from previous missions and develop a course of action that will yield success. When your group leaves, everyone will have a plan that they can begin executing the very next day. But more than just a plan, participants will walk away equipped with a new planning process that enables them to create strong plans quickly for flawless performance in tight time lines.