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Mitigating Risk In Challenging Environments

By Colonel (Retired) Lee Van Arsdale, Thursday, October 15, 2020
Risk comes in so many different flavors that it makes Baskin Robbins’ ice cream flavors envious. There’s risk from competitors, insider threats, hostile foreign governments, natural disasters, supply chain vulnerabilities, reputational risk, and now a nasty virus. To me, the most significant risk is that which involves human life. For any leader of an organization that puts its people in harm’s way, there can be no greater factor in decision making. In the midst of a pandemic, most leaders now find themselves in this situation to some extent. Go back to work? Stay at home? Keep the people safe and lose the business? Risk people’s health in an attempt to salvage the business? Try and find a sweet spot; if one exists at all? Read More +

A New Way To Inspire Leaders

By Thayer Leadership, Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Long before a pandemic sent companies around the globe into a rethink-everything-we-do scramble, Thayer Leadership was training corporate leaders to cope with disruption. Thayer’s mission is to inspire and build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in time-honored military principles and values-based leadership delivered by proven leaders. Founded in the volatile economic year of 2010, with the goal of bringing the best of military leadership principles to the private sector, Thayer Leadership designed a cutting-edge, proprietary educational experience and recruited top retired U.S. Army officers and West Point faculty who were “battle and boardroom tested” to share with corporate leaders practical applications of how to navigate during times of unprecedented and unrelenting disruption. Read More +

Does Your Company Actually Live Its Values?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Bernard Banks, Ph.D., Monday, September 14, 2020
Few companies set out to be corrupt, or knowingly employ unprincipled people. And none want their employees' actions splashed across newspapers, going viral for all the wrong reasons. So how can it be that - in an age of organizational values statements and corporate social responsibility - fraudulent or otherwise unethical behavior continues to persist? It turns out that getting people across the organization to actually adopt a company's value system can be easier said than done. Read More +

Additional Posts

Four Strategies for Cultivating Strong Leaders Internally

By Brigadier General (Retired) Bernard Banks, Ph.D., Monday, September 14, 2020   Read More +

Thayer Movie Club: Lessons Learned From Military Movies

By Thayer Leadership, Friday, September 11, 2020   Read More +

To Prepare For Every Possible Outcome, Try Red Teaming

By Colonel (Retired) Sean Hannah, Ph.D., Monday, August 31, 2020   Read More +

Reshaping Perceptions of Women Leaders

By Thayer Leadership, Monday, August 17, 2020   Read More +

Going Slow to Go Fast – How To Conduct A Tactical Pause

By Colonel (Retired) John Vermeesch, MS, Thursday, August 06, 2020   Read More +

Amid Crisis Is The Best Time To Take A ‘Tactical Pause’

By Dan Rice and Karen Kuhla McClone, Ph.D., Tuesday, August 04, 2020   Read More +

The Secrets of Decision-Making Amid Chaos

By Major General (Retired) Spider Marks , Wednesday, May 27, 2020   Read More +

The Value of Staff Rides

By Colonel (Retired) Jim Johnson, Tuesday, May 26, 2020   Read More +

What Is Your “5R” Return To Work Plan?

By Major General (Retired) Malcolm Frost, Friday, May 22, 2020   Read More +


By Dan Rice, Tuesday, May 19, 2020   Read More +

What America's Wars Teach Us About The Importance of Strategic Decisions

By General (Retired) Dennis Reimer, Monday, May 18, 2020   Read More +

FIVE FOR THE FIFTH: Five Leadership Lessons to be Learned from Cinco de Mayo

By Jim Noles, Tuesday, May 05, 2020   Read More +

5 Pro-Tips for Enhancing Resiliency Through Adversity

By Alison Levine, Thursday, April 23, 2020   Read More +

Storytelling in Times of Financial Crisis

By Bill Baker, Friday, April 17, 2020   Read More +

Key Leadership Practices in A Crisis Environment

By Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank Kearney, Friday, April 17, 2020   Read More +

Leading From The Decisive Point in Extraordinary Circumstances

By Dan Rice, Thursday, April 09, 2020   Read More +

Quarantined with the General: Daily Lessons on Wellness

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Thursday, April 02, 2020   Read More +

Thoughts on Leading Through the Coronavirus Crisis

By Major General (Retired) Malcolm Frost, Thursday, April 02, 2020   Read More +

Leader Vulnerability and Proactive Actions During Crisis

By Colonel (Retired) John Vermeesch, Thursday, April 02, 2020   Read More +

General Vincent K. Brooks

By LTC (Ret.) John Vigna and Daniel Rice, Friday, February 28, 2020   Read More +

What's Your Leadership Philosophy?

By Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), Tuesday, January 28, 2020   Read More +

How Will You Get After It In 2020?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D., Tuesday, January 14, 2020   Read More +