Sharing the Principles of Adaptive Leadership

Lynch captivates audiences with the tenor of his voice and the approachable nature of his tone. Drawing on his personal experience in and out of combat, he powerfully illustrates his principles, from the foundation of business leadership to the need for resiliency and engagement.

With 34 years in the US Army at his heels, Lieutenant General Rick Lynch has distinguished himself as an exceptional leader and strategist through his chameleon-like ability to adapt to change despite the most challenging obstacles. From surmounting his parents’ inability to pay for college by gaining entry to West Point to leading “The Surge” in Iraq as Army General with only six weeks to prepare, Lieutenant General Lynch has constructed a disciplined and effective mantra for success, which he shares with audiences across the country today.

From company (about 100 soldiers) to corps (about 65,000 soldiers) to the head of all US Army installations, Lynch steadily climbed his way up, eventually commanding at all levels. Matching the professional acumen of established business leaders, he was responsible for managing all the installations in the US Army with an annual budget of $12 billion and a workforce of 120,000. Combining this impeccable work ethic with an open heart, he also effectively lowered divorce and suicide rates at Fort Hood, Texas, by outlawing weekend work and mandating soldier family time.

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Lieutenant General Rick Lynch was my former Assistant Division Commander when I commanded a Battalion in the 4th Infantry Division. He is a superb combat leader having commanded at every level in the US Army.

Now, even though he has hung up his camouflage uniform, LTG Lynch continues to serve his nation. He is a phenomenal speaker who has “boots on the ground” experience and articulately delivers a phenomenal presentation on adaptive leadership.

LTG Lynch should know since he was the Commanding General of the US 3d Infantry Division during the critical days of “the surge” in Iraq. I wholeheartedly recommend LTG Lynch as a speaker, not because he was my Commander – but because he was my Mentor.

– Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Retired) President/CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis and Member 112th US Congress

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General Lynch weaves together patriotism, leadership, love for his country and his faith in a powerful message that American’s need to hear. His presentation is warm, sometimes funny, but always with a purpose and he connects well with the audience as I’m sure he did with his troops. America is fortunate that he served our country and we were fortunate to have him inspire our group!

– Eileen Resnik Executive Vice President of Development at the National Center for Policy Analysis

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For the last few years, I have had the honor of working with General Rick Lynch.  General Lynch and his team execute fully immersive programs for leadership/team development and I have to say, they are some of the best in the industry!
General Rick Lynch is a compassionate, down to earth, and accountable leader.  His leadership programs provide a customized hand on experience and this helps build and facilitate team collaboration and learning. 
He and his R Lynch Enterprises team are business subject matter experts as well as historians of American history and they have the ability to enable and prepare the teams for an exceptional experience. 
General Lynch is a true American hero and leader!
Daniel McNamara
Head of Patient Services
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

The Nine Leadership Principles

Ascending from Platoon Leader with 30 people under his command to the head of all US Army installations, Lieutenant General Rick Lynch has been able to clearly identify the qualities an effective leader needs. In this engaging presentation, Lynch will walk you through the nine leadership principles he has come to embrace over his 34 years in the US Army. They are the following: 

  • Look down, not up: People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
  • Decide when to decide: Take the time to think!
  • Be an engaged leader: Love your subordinates like you love your own children.
  • Focus on opportunities, not obstacles. It can be done!
  • Be demanding but not demeaning: Everyone must perform to their fullest potential.
  • Be a mentor: Be accessible, actively listen, and truly care.
  • Always celebrate diversity: Don’t surround yourself with people like you!
  • Achieve a work-life balance: How are you living your dash?
  • Have fun: If the boss ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!