In 2003, Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led directly to exact location of America’s number one enemy, Saddam Hussein – the Ace of Spades in the infamous Deck of Cards. Thrust, unprepared, into the War in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Maddox was forced to rely on innovation, teamwork and the power of network driven intelligence collection to accomplish the mission.
His story is filled with wit, wisdom and profound insight. The audience will be drawn from tension to release as he weaves the narrative of how every perceived failure leads forward. Each step, each connection is necessary for the success of the mission. Eric recounts the way he created a unique methodology and technique for interrogation – leading to the capture of Saddam Hussein and shaping the future of how he would collect intelligence for the military and for civilians going forward.
The uses of empathy, listening, and network analysis are key components of Eric’s technique – unprecedented upon the battlefield and contrary to accepted strategy. However, unlike the known and accepted strategies, Eric produced results.
Each moment of his story draws parallel to the way business intelligence is gathered and the necessity to innovate to an ever changing battlefield. The methods and techniques are as relevant within the boardroom as they are upon the battlefield. They are proven methods of success up and down the command structure. Eric Maddox and his story will inspire your organization to take action and inspire risks for growth and unprecedented success.
Who you should bring: You, your team, your spouse, your friends, your family - everyone can benefit from this amazing story.