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Business Command was established to further the understanding of the wider utility of leadership and management practices that can be effectively shared across military and non-military organisations.

Based on an extensive programme of research, this ground-breaking work provides real insight into how to get the best out of your business by empowering your team and placing effective decision makers where they count. The program has a wider remit which looks at the wider utility of Mission Command to the practical applications of value-based leadership, change and culture mapping. The highly experienced team have outstanding credentials, based on research and practical knowledge that is fused together to provide powerful insight.

Central to the outstanding operational performance of the British military is the methodology known as ‘Mission Command’. This system is based on high levels of mutual trust and the empowerment of individuals, operating with a strong and cohesive culture that shares values and produces innovative solutions to challenging environmental conditions.

This site is dedicated to the deeper understanding of the wider utility of military and business practices, working together to produce high quality, comprehensive solutions for today’s complex and volatile environments.

Working closely with leading academic, military and private sector organisations, the team generates practical advice and tools in order to provide best practice for both public and private sector organisations.

Lt Col. Ivan Yardley - MBA, MA, PhD


“Ivan’s presentation was very articulate and professional. The well informed comparisons of business to the battlefield were interesting and very relevant to my everyday life. The even was also very well attended with representatives from a wide spectrum of Midlands business people. I would certainly be interested in attending other events of similar nature.”


Ian Greaves,

“Having attended many superficial, glib and mildly patronising business talks, it was refreshing to hear Lt Col Ivan Yardley give a practical, enlightening and very interesting presentation...I strongly recommend Lt Col Ivan Yardley as a quality business speaker. Thanks again to Ivan for taking the time out to talk to us.”


Dave Totney,

“I attended all three of the talks given by Ivan Yardley (within the ‘From the Battlefield to the Boardroom’ seminar series) and found them all to be interesting and thought provoking. Ivan clearly knows his subject very well and was able to produce fascinating parallels between challenges faced by the military and those we face in the corporate world.”


Mike Ames,

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