Jeff Boss

  • Former Navy SEAL, Naval Special Warfare Development Group
  • Expert on Leadership, Culture Change and High-Performance Teams
  • Author

 

Jeff Boss is a former Navy SEAL of 13 years who completed eight deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places, receiving four bronze stars with valor, two purple hearts, two presidential unit citations and six combat action ribbons, among others. A sought-after speaker on leadership, mindset, and high-performance teams, Jeff also writes weekly for Forbes and Entrepreneur. Jeff is leadership team coach and applies what he learned about navigating chaos on the battlefield to the boardroom.

 

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Jeff, thank you on behalf of ResMed for engaging with all levels of sales and leadership, and for the unbelievably inspirational story you shared with our entire Americas Leadership teams. You taught us the importance of adaptability, to shoot, move and communicate, and by the way everyone is using after action reviews now! Your teaching on egoless leadership is quite certainly backed by your own very humble approach. No one left your talks without being motivated to do more both personally and professionally, you're an inspiration and an amazing leader. I can't thank you enough for your time and dedication to our teams.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Jeff Boss
  • UBS AG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center
  • F.L.E.T.C. (Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers)
  • PGA
  • Time Warner
  • Capital One
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The SEAL Success Mindset: 6 Ways America’s Elite Think Differently

In this fascinating speech, Jeff reveals insights that only a special operator could know about the psyche that keeps the tip of America's spear sharp—and how you can, too. ...

In this fascinating speech, Jeff reveals insights that only a special operator could know about the psyche that keeps the tip of America's spear sharp—and how you can, too.

Navigating Chaos: How to Find Certainty in Uncertain Situations

Version 1 (organizational chaos): Jeff offers insight into how a small team operating on little guidance can beat the odds of failure against a larger force—and how your business can, too. Version 2 (individual chaos): Jeff shares a powerful story of personal setbacks that challenged him th ...

Version 1 (organizational chaos): Jeff offers insight into how a small team operating on little guidance can beat the odds of failure against a larger force—and how your business can, too.

Version 2 (individual chaos): Jeff shares a powerful story of personal setbacks that challenged him throughout his 13 year career in the SEAL Teams and how he overcame them.

Driving Change: Staying Competitive in Complexity

Organizations face a daily imperative: to adapt and stay relevant, or continue the status quo and become obsolete. In this eye-opening speech, Jeff shares how a 25,000 person special operations organization stayed relevant while facing a constantly changing enemy. ...

Organizations face a daily imperative: to adapt and stay relevant, or continue the status quo and become obsolete. In this eye-opening speech, Jeff shares how a 25,000 person special operations organization stayed relevant while facing a constantly changing enemy.

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Biography

 

Jeff Boss enlisted in the Navy after college with a single goal in mind: to become the best in the world at his profession. He enlisted in the Navy in 2000, completed the infamous Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training in Coronado, CA and reported to east-coast based SEAL Team Four, where he deployed to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

While at SEAL Team Four, Jeff was selected to try out for the Navy’s premier counterterrorism unit: Naval Special Warfare Development Group. It was at DEVGRU where Jeff participated in the most significant Special Operations missions in the history of the U.S. Military, as well as got shot seven times on two different deployments, survived four parachute malfunctions, and attended more funerals than some people can even count. It was these unique experiences that not only shaped his leadership but also compelled him to share those lessons in his first book Navigating Chaos: How To Find Certainty In Uncertain Situations and in his second book Managing The Mental Game: How To Think More Effectively, Navigate Uncertainty, And Build Mental Fortitude.

Across 13 years of service at the highest level, Jeff completed eight combat deployments earning him four bronze stars with valor, two purple hearts, six combat action ribbons, and two presidential unit citations, among others.

Jeff left the military in 2013 to apply his knowledge and experiences to the private sector. As a speaker, leadership and team coach, Jeff applies what he learned from the pinnacle of special operations to corporations who are tired of dealing with their own “chaos” and want a tried and tested solution that works.

Jeff is a weekly contributor to Forbes and Entrepreneur on the topics of leadership, adaptability, and elite teams. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Spanish, a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership, is co-founder of The Adaptability Metric which is a proprietary tool which measures individual disposition toward change, a founding team member of the non-profit SEAL Future Fund, is certified in administering the Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory and EQ-i 2.0 assessments, and serves as a cultural advisor to multiple tech startups.

Jeff resides in Washington DC where his only current battle is traffic.