Leadership Development




“Special Forces have always embraced currently trendy management nostrums such as ‘empowerment’ and ‘high-performance teams’. People who are dropped behind enemy lines have no choice but to rely on their own wits and make the most of limited resources.”

-Economist, February 2013


Our Mission

Impart the knowledge, expertise, and mental toughness learned in military combat to help organizations maximize performance. 


Our Results 

We develop resilient, strong leaders of character that perform at peak levels even under conditions of adversity and extreme stress.



We build leaders at all levels of the organization, regardless of the industry, regardless of the size of the company. We have worked with Fortune 500, government, non-profits, students, hospitals, and small companies alike.


We have a number of standardized and custom programs for leadership development for individuals and organizations. Many of our standardized programs are based on the proprietary Lead2Succeed™ process programs developed by Academy Leadership and battle-tested in Corporate America since 2000. The Lead2Succeed™ process includes assessment, training, evaluation, and follow up.


Key Programs

  • Leadership Boot Camp*
    • In-house or individual open enrollment training


  • Leadership Excellence Course*
    • Programs for Experienced Managers


  • Executive Retreats*
    • Gettysburg Leadership Experience


  • Leadership Profile Workshops
    • Accelerate team building & collaboration


  • Focus and Alignment Workshops
    • Confirms your purpose, values, vision, mission and goals


  • Executive Coaching
    • Sustain performance improvement


  • Custom Leader Development Programs
    • Generate superior results


Topics and Sessions

Our most popular sessions are 60-90 minutes each. They can be delivered in a 3-day intensive course format or integrated over time as part of your overall leader development and talent management programs.

  • Leader’s Compass
  • Communicating as a Leader
  • Conflict Management  
  • Motivating People
  • Coaching and Performance Counseling
  • Time Management / Prioritization
  • Leading Productive Meetings
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • SMART Goal Setting
  • Energize2Lead Personality Profile
  • Leading in Crisis / Performance Under Pressure
  • Vision, Mission and Values
  • Ethics   
  • Building Trust
  • Productivity
  • Empowering Others / Delegation
  • Leading Change
  • Decision Making (MDMP)
  • Conducting After Action Reviews   
  • First 90 days – How to Take Command


We can build a program unique to your organization using the topics above or develop a completely custom one based upon your specific needs. Anywhere from ½ day workshops and lunch & learns to a multi-month program and beyond. For individuals see our Executive Coaching services.


All of our programs use the principles and techniques taught in the most elite military schools and refined in actual battle.


To learn more and discuss your specific leadership development needs please contact us.


We offer discounts to all military Veterans and special discounts for education and non-profits.


Recommended Reading

  • Leadership Lessons from the Military
    Harvard Business Review Special Collection, November 2010


  • Why CEOs Who Have Been In The Military Outperform Everyone Else
    Business Insider, March 2012


  • Military Experience and CEOs: Is There a Link?
    Korn/Ferry Insights, 2006
    A 2006 Korn/Ferry study found that over a three-year period ending September 30, 2005, 59 companies on the S&P 500 headed by CEOs with military experience provided an average annual return of 21.3% compared with only an 11% return from the S&P 500. In fact, companies led by these CEOs delivered higher average returns than the S&P 500 over one, three, five and ten-year horizons. Military CEOs also survive longer at the top, with an average tenure of 7.2 years, compared to 4.5 years for all S&P 500 CEOs.”


*Bootcamp and Excellence Course offer PDUs via PMI/PMPs, CEUs via SHRM/HRCI, and CPEs via NASBA/CPAs.  Gettysburg Experience offers 24 PDUs via PMI/PMPs.