On-Site Leadership Development

  • Our Promise 
  • Our Approach 
  • Our Programs 
You will be motivated about being a leader and will have a clear understanding of how to improve your performance and the performance of your team.  You will also be able to apply what you learn immediately to make a difference in your organization.  
We approach leader development from a unique perspective that depends on developing the individual first and then the leader.  We focus on performance-based learning in a creative and enjoyable environment.  We do not try to superimpose any “programs of the month” on your organization.  We support the development of your organization as a Leadership Learning Organization where leaders at all levels within your organization learn from each other.  We believe the answers to improving performance, solving performance problems or leading change are all resident in your organization.   Our belief is that for any leadership program to be successful it should be developed from within, and our job is to create the environment that allows that to occur.   
We have developed our programs to challenge and motivate our clients about leadership and team-building.  Our programs are unique because we provide you with the tools and skills that you can use immediately and then provide you with the opportunity to practice what you have learned in a variety of leadership situations.  

 

Programs Offered

The Leadership Excellence in Action Program (LEAP)

Our core program is the Leadership Excellence in Action Program (LEAP).  This program will provide basic, intermediate and advanced leadership skills for the participants.  It is modular and can be tailored for your organization.  

Course Objectives  

  • To develop the core leadership competencies, including building effective relationships, communicating effectively, solving problems, and leading projects.
  • To foster an understanding of the importance of leading yourself first to be more effective as a leader for your organization.
  • To understand the importance of a personal mission statement as a GPS for your personal and professional lives.
  • To recognize the importance of developing a personal leadership philosophy for your team.
  • To understand the roles of a leader as a teacher, mentor, coach, evaluator and role model and their importance.

LEAP has its foundation in the timeless Leadership Traits and Leadership Principles of Marine Corps leaders.  These traits and principles have been validated throughout the 242 year history of the Marine Corps and are being re-validated today by Marines throughout the world.  

The value of these timeless principles lies in their simplicity and their application across a wide spectrum of personal and professional leadership situations.  They are as valid for a business leader as they are for a parent.  They apply to customers, clients, students, team members, family members and our leaders.  When these principles become habits, the result is extraordinarily effective leadership that is easily applied in challenging situations.

Some leaders have a natural ability to lead others.  Others are content to lead themselves.  Regardless of your situation, leadership is the single most cost-effective way to improve the performance of your organization.  

Our programs all include pre-course work and post course follow-up. 

The LEAP curriculum consists of the following modules that are interchangeable and easily tailored to your specific needs.

The Fundamentals of Leadership

  • Developing a Mission-First, People-Always approach to leadership.
  • Recognizing the relationship between Authority, Accountability and Responsibility.
  • Understanding the importance of continuous ethical behavior.

The Core Skills of Uncommon Leaders

  • Building effective personal & professional relationships.
  • Communicating effectively.
  • Applying the Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action Cycle (OODA) as a problem solving technique.
  • Developing technical competence in a digital world.

Leading People & Teams

  • Recognizing the leadership traits and qualities as an effective self-evaluation tool.
  • Applying the leadership principles to your daily leadership responsibilities.

Roles of a Leader: Teacher-Mentor-Coach-Evaluator-Role Model

  • Becoming a teacher for the people you lead.
  • Mentoring your people either formally or informally.
  • Motivating and inspiring your people with effective coaching.
  • Evaluating your people fairly and consistently.
  • Becoming a Role Model in your personal and professional lives.

Project Leadership

  • Using the Situation-Mission-Execution-Assistance & Support-Communication (SMEAC) technique for project leadership.

Leading-up

  • Developing the capability of leading-up to support those who lead you.

Leadership Philosophy

  • Developing a personal leadership philosophy to lead your teams/organization that ties it all together.

Sample Agenda

8:00-9:30 Building Effective Relationships
9:30-10:30 Personal Mission Statement
10:30-11:30 Communicating Effectively
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 The Leadership Traits
1:00-2:00 The Leadership Principles
2:00-3:00 The Roles of a Leader
3:00-4:00 Develop Your Leadership Philosophy
4:00-5:00 Conclusion and Wrap-up

 

The Outdoor Leadership Development Course for Leaders and Teams

The Leadership Development Course (LDC) is an outdoor leadership development program that can be used as the practical application part of the Leadership Excellence in Action Program or as a one-day stand- alone leadership program.  

The Leadership Development Course is a challenging hands-on leadership experience for current and emerging leaders.   It is a validated leadership development program — a replica of the same course the United States Marine Corps has used for over 60 years, and still uses today, to teach leadership to leaders at all levels.  It is the only commercially available course available to organizations, businesses and teams.  

Leadership Reinforcement

The Leadership Development Course provides a venue for teams to learn and grow together in a challenging and rewarding environment.  

The Leadership Missions

  • You will work together on the same course that Marines use to learn leadership and team-building  at Marine Corps Base  in Quantico, Virginia.

How it works

  • Each team arrives at one of the fourteen stations available and is given a leadership challenges to solve.  
  • The team selects a leader.
  • The leader is given the mission and is given the materials to complete the problem.
  • The leader has 5 minutes to conduct his/her reconnaissance and develop a plan to solve the problem.
  • The team has 20 minutes to complete the problem successfully.  
  • At the conclusion of the problem, a 5-minute critique is conducted before moving to the next station.
  • The critique summarizes the learning experience and this After Action Review (AAR) addresses the following questions:  What went right?  What went wrong? How would you do it differently?  The team receives a copy of the evaluator’s assessment of their performance at the conclusion of the AAR.

The Value

Each team will experience the value of planning, organizing, and executing a mission in a time constrained environment.  Teams will confront uncertainty, and change and be required to communicate effectively and make sound and timely decisions throughout the course.

Program Options

The Leadership Development Course can be either a stand-alone one-day leadership program or part of the more comprehensive Leadership Excellence in Action (LEAP) Program.  

Group Size  

The minimum number of participants is 28.  The maximum number of participants is 84.  The best size for teams is 7 participants.

Sample Agenda

The agenda for each course can be tailored to your needs. 

8:00-8:30 Arrival and coffee
8:30-9:30 Introduction to the Course
9:30-9:45 Safety Brief
9:45-10:00 Movement to Stations
10:00-10:30 Leadership Problem  # 1
10:30-11:00 Leadership Problem  # 2
11:00-11:30 Leadership Problem  #3
11:30-12:00 Leadership Problem  # 4
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Leadership Problem  # 5
1:00-1:30 Leadership Problem  # 6
1:30-2:00 Out brief and awards
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