In this episode of Black Market Leadership podcast, Kevin Black, Leadership expert and Forbes Coach, opens a very interesting discussion with Christoph Lohr, Director of Education and Strategic Projects, of LiquiTech. Christoph has over 10 years of experience in designing plumbing systems for healthcare, laboratory, hospitality, sports, and university projects. One resource that both he and Kevin use professionally is military history. Kevin and Christoph explain the value of military history in developing as a leader and with your organization’s strategy. They also address a potential pitfall that you must consider when using this unconventional resource.


Topics discussed:

  • Decentralized command and “auftragstaktik”
  • Scientific management and Taylorism during WW2
  • John Boyd and Chet Richards
  • Henry Mintzberg, and the emergent and learning strategy
  • George C. Marshall and global strategy
  • Schlieffen plan and focus

Books mentioned:

  • The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy
  • Certain to Win: The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business
  • Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
  • Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds of Strategic Management