Afterburner Incorporated was founded in 1996 by James D. Murphy, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, who realized the applicability and value to business of the tools he learned in the ‘zero tolerance for error’ world of military aviation. Since then, Afterburner has trained over 1.5 million managers and executives in the simple, scalable, continuous improvement...read the rest
Afterburner Incorporated was founded in 1996 by James D. Murphy, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, who realized the applicability and value to business of the tools he learned in the ‘zero tolerance for error’ world of military aviation. Since then, Afterburner has trained over 1.5 million managers and executives in the simple, scalable, continuous improvement processes of Flawless Execution through a variety of corporate training workshops and team building events. The Flawless Execution model, developed by Afterburner from both their business experiences as well as strategic and tactical military execution, is delivered to clients (including corporations of all sizes, meeting planners and groups, and trade associations) through its Three E’s – Empower, Equip and Embed. Empower’s team building events and corporate training workshops, in particular, include keynote speeches and the legendary”Afterburner Day” team-building experience.
Afterburner has landed on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies” twice and has been featured regularly in publications that include The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Meetings and Conventions Magazine. Afterburner has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. Murphy is also the author of Business Is Combat, now in its third printing, and his latest book, The Debrief Imperative.
In 2003, Afterburner began its global expansion by opening up offices in Canada, Australia, Europe, and now Asia. Afterburner launched its Corporate Wingman Program, certifying a team of Afterburner coaches which leads the way to Afterburner’s consulting services, corporate team building events, and corporate training workshops.
By 2005, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John A. Warden III trained Murphy and key Afterburner personnel in his Prometheus Process. Detailed in Winning in Fast Time (Venturist Publishing, 2002) Warden and his co-author Leland A. Russell describe in detail how Warden utilized open planning to rapidly develop the phenomenally successful air campaign against Saddam Hussein in 1990, Instant Thunder. Murphy, realizing the perfect synergy between the Flawless Execution Engine and the Prometheus Process, adapted it, with Warden’s assistance, into the complete strategic and tactical model that it has become.Today, Afterburner is considered the world’s leading authority on organizational execution and boasts 23% of the U.S. Fortune 500 as a client in addition to many global 1000 companies that have benefitted from the company’s unique corporate team building events and corporate training workshops. Afterburner has executed its services in over 34 countries.read less