In today’s episode I am excited to have one of my mentors and someone I am proud to get to work with as a teammate, retired Lieutenant General Robert VanAnterp, who most just call General Van. Van truly is a leader of leaders, serving his country for 39 years.
Van served the military most recently as the 52nd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers, where he led a large global organization of close to 40,000 people tasked with a complex mission from critical infrastructure construction and maintenance, our nation’s ports and waterways, to power generation, and support of troops and allied nations around the world.
Van serves on our leadership team here at Teamaytics and on the board of several organizations, including USAA.
Today we talk about some of Van’s key leadership lessons when it comes to driving alignment and focus in a large, complex organization and some of his insights on how to get people within your organization to collaborate and work together effectively. I also asked Van to share some of the leadership lessons he’s learned in his lifelong pursuit of leadership. I hope you enjoy and learn from this conversation as much as I did.