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.
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 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.
Jeff Boss is a former Navy SEAL of 13 years who completed eight deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places. He has been honored with 4 Bronze Stars with Valor, 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Presidential Unit citations, multiple Joint Commendation Medals with Valor, and six combat action ribbons for leadership and tactical acumen, among others.
Jeff entered Navy SEAL training in September of 2000 and graduated in October 2001 after suffering a femoral stress fracture that sent him back to day one of BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training).
After deploying twice at SEAL Team 4, Jeff rose to the ranks of the premier counterterrorism force of the United States—Naval Special Warfare Development Group—where he faced complex situations amidst dire uncertainty that few others can even fathom. The personal and organizational leadership lessons he learned are insights that only someone with his experience can share. He has been shot on two out of eight deployments, survived four parachute malfunctions, and lost more friends than some people will ever know. To that end, he brings a positive, humorous approach to his speaking style that is both enlightening and entertaining.
A sought-after writer on leadership, culture change, and high-performance teams, Jeff writes weekly for Forbes and Entrepreneur.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Ohio State, as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University. Jeff currently works for the McChrystal Group, whose mission is to optimize business performance and adaptability through implementation of CrossLead, a combat proven leadership framework.