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COL Casey P. Haskins

COL Haskins was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May 1982. He has commanded at every level from platoon through brigade and has served in staff positions from battalion through theater army. He has had assignments in West Berlin; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Benning, Georgia; Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Baghdad, Iraq. He has served in light infantry, mechanized, air assault, and ranger units, as well as in training units. His schools include the Infantry officer basic and advanced courses, combined arms and services staff school, the command and general staff course, and a war college fellowship at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has master parachutist wings, air assault wings, and a Ranger tab, in addition to numerous foreign parachutist and school badges. His most recent assignments include Chief of Strategic Plans for Multi-National Force-Iraq, Chief of Staff for the Iraq Assistance Group, and as the Director of Combined Arms and Tactics at Fort Benning, and commander of the 198th Infantry Brigade. He is currently the Director of Military Instruction at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is married to the former Esther Inman, and they have two sons: Joshua, 22 and Aaron, 21 (both cadets at West Point).   He calls Bellevue, Washington his home.


Abstract

Creating A Culture That Allows Teams To Succeed

Even good teams that work well together can fail or can "succeed" at the wrong things.  Creating an environment and a culture that allows teams to succeed and ensures that they are achieving the right outcomes is no easy thing.  This presentation will cover lessons, from years of study and experience, for changing an organization to develop successful teams. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Summarize the principles of complex systems that must be taken into account when building an organization of high-performing teams.

2. Apply concepts of behavioral psychology and decision science to develop more practical and effective systems for controlling teams.

3. Explain tradeoffs that are necessary when developing an organization of high-performing teams.