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Oct. 16, 2021

Episode 13 - (Chris Bellavita)

Birds don’t have bosses – so how does the flock know when and where to fly? In this RF Factor Episode, Chris Bellavita PhD, Director of Programs for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security shares some simple yet profound thinking on the subject of developing leaders. If you’re hoping to learn the secret ingredients that make a good leader, you may not hear it in such clearly defined terms. In fact, the professor will tell you that: “It just works”. Highly animated and a supersonic wit, the professor tells his RF Factor interviewers, that: “We don’t teach people things, they learn things.” Watch how he turns the tables on his hosts, challenging them to explain their closely held RF Factor concept of “Relentless Follow-up” in order that they too - “learn things”. Turning back to the birds in the opening question, come watch and listen to Chris discuss the “Concept of Emergence” and you may learn the answer.

Chris Bellavita, is a professor from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. His practitioner expertise in security planning combined with his academic insight have made him a national treasure as it relates to inspiring public safety leaders throughout the nation.