The U.S. Special Operations Forces have a philosophy – “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.”

Members of those teams are often in situations in which moving fast is imperative. Survival depends on quick decision making and rapid responses. However, even in the direst circumstances, they recognize that rushing without purpose and intent can be detrimental. This principle applies to crises that necessitate teams and organizations to deliberately coordinate their actions and move in unison towards an objective to respond effectively to threats and risks. “Slowness” at the micro level translates into “smoothness” at the macro level.

We have developed Weekly Whiteboards, case studies, webinars, podcast episodes, and an actionable playbook to help leaders successfully take a "slow is smooth, smooth is fast" approach.

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    Communications Forums

    Improved information-sharing builds the shared situational awareness necessary to achieve your strategic goals. By enabling the timely sharing of information and key performance metrics, you empower your teams to make faster, better decisions.

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    Decision Making

    It might be tempting to think that we’re finally emerging from crisis, but it is the regrettable reality that uncertainty remains high. When dealing with this uncertainty and preparing your organization for the next crisis, it is imperative to maximize the effectiveness of your decision-making.

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    Fail Proofing Strategies

    Your strategy may not be perfect, and the future is foggy at best, but if you take proactive steps now to avoid these common pitfalls, you and your team will be in the right position to weather the storm and come out on top.

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    How to Ensure Your Team’s Digital Transformation is Done Right

    As more organizations look to undergo a digital transformation, it is critical to first slow down in order to understand better how it will impact your organization's successful digital transformation — from start to finish.

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    No Turning Back Podcast

    For in-depth interviews with leaders about applying slow is smooth, smooth is fast listen to our podcast.

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