Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, Retired
- Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
- U.S. National Security
- Crisis Management
Audience & Industry
- Global Audiences
- Colleges and Universities
- Lecture Series
A specialist in leading effectively and operating in complexity, General Martin Dempsey shares experienced insight on security in a multifaceted geopolitical environment, the 21st-century challenges facing the U.S., and capturing innovation.
General Martin Dempsey specializes in the complexity that characterizes today’s strategic environment. A decorated four-star general, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey brought his impeccable military record to his role as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and the principal military advisor to the President, secretary of defense and National Security Council. He is recognized for deploying a multifaceted strategy that recognized the increasing intricacy of the global landscape and the key attributes that leaders must possess to succeed. Dempsey now brings his extensive leadership qualities to the Chairmanship of USA Basketball. Elected to the post by the board of directors, Dempsey will lead USA Basketball through the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He also joined the prestigious Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses on American civil-military relations, management, and leadership.
In an environment driven by globalization, the diffusion of technology, and international demographic shifts, Dempsey understands how to drive success at every level of an organization. With an exceptional career spanning more than four decades, he shares his extraordinary viewpoint on leadership and examines a wide range of pressing issues—from the urgent requirements of evolving cybersecurity concerns, conflict and crisis management, innovation and negotiation, to America’s unique role on the world stage. Dempsey is remarkably able to tackle these tough topics with coherence, candor, and a refreshing sense of humor while offering tangible solutions and actionable takeaways to audiences.
Communicating Across Different Cultures
Importance of Timing in Communication
Radical Inclusion Seminar - GEN(R) Martin E. Dempsey and Ori Brafman
Leading Organizational Change: Capturing Innovation and Efficiencies While Operating in Complexity
Cyber: New Threats in a World Driven by Rapid and Profound Change
America's Role in the World Today: A Look at Globalization, the Diffusion of Technology, the Changing Nature of Power, New Political Leadership and Global Demographic Shifts
It never ceases to amaze me what truly brilliant leaders we have in our military. General Dempsey displayed this over and over tonight. Capable, competent, charming - a complete citizen-warrior-diplomat. General Dempsey gave a quote by William Butler Yates, "Talent perceives differences; genius, unity." He spoke eloquently, with a deeply thoughtful and diplomatic nature. General Dempsey's ability to use metaphor to make an extremely complex issue easily understandable was amazing. His wonderful sense of humor was an extra bonus! He has the gift of a seanchi, a traditional Irish storyteller/historian. His love of literature and history are evident as he clearly shares his military and personal experiences. He communicated complicated geopolitical concepts in ways my 15 year old could understand. "So THAT'S what Russia is up to!" She said after the presentation.Baltimore Speakers Series