John Kolm

John Kolm

CEO, Team Results USA

Moth in the Mainframe - Human Factors in Serious Games

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John Kolm: is founder and CEO of team and leadership Simulation company Team Results USA, a bestselling author, and a well-known speaker on teamwork and leadership. He worked in the intelligence community for a decade and then founded Team Results with a retired fighter pilot colleague. Since 1996 John has run serious-game based team simulations with his small team, written journal articles, and appeared on and produced radio and television content in this field.

After graduation John worked with the U.S. Intelligence Community from 1983 till 1993, mostly running missions in the field. He left the Australian Federal Public Service at SES level in 1995 as Operations Director of Australia’s FDA. In 1996 he founded Team Results with ex-fighter pilot Peter Ring, originally so that they could both learn more about what worked and what did not work with people and teams. Team Results grew rapidly, and now runs team and leadership development and organizational planning programs on four continents. In 2004 he wrote a best-seller on success and leadership at work, Crocodile Charlie and the Holy Grail, which is published in seven languages and fourteen countries including the U.S. Overall he has about a million words in print and has produced two television series on workplace teamwork and leadership. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and the U.S. National Cryptologic School, John was born in Melbourne and lives in Potomac MD with his wife and son. He remains passionate about the role of strong government, and has committed the resources of Team Results to doing everything possible to assist the Government of his adopted country.