Chris Mayer 'West Point: Philosophy, Leadership and Combat'

The New Abnormal

Sep 10 2022 • 54 mins

In this episode of 'The New Abnormal' podcast I interview Chris Mayer, Assoc Dean for Strategy & Initiatives at West Point Military Academy in the USA.

We discuss his belief that the intersecting futures of higher education, work, and leadership (and the uncertainty associated with these intersecting futures) will create challenges and opportunities for people and organisations. And he points out that we're feeling the impact of these challenges and opportunities right now.

In his role at West Point, Chris explores possible futures resulting from this intersection to anticipate and better prepare for change. This helps ensure that West Point’s academic experience continues to empower future leaders to thrive in an uncertain world.

His work involves strategic foresight and planning, and we discuss those subjects amongst other contextual issues impacting the next generation of military leaders in the United States.

That's why, along with talk of soldiers, culture and society, we discuss how the learnings of Nietzsche, Kant and Socrates are amongst those debated at the Academy...