Recent Posts

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

By Major General (Retired) Malcolm Frost, Friday, May 22, 2020
Two months ago, before Covid-19, nobody imagined that businesses, organizations and governments would have to figure out how to re-start and get business moving forward again, nearly from scratch. The addition of unparalleled social, economic, financial, educational and legal constraints has made returning to work a daunting undertaking for both individual contributors and senior executives. This scenario is the definition a global Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment. How will executives tackle the formidable task of planning, leading and executing their return-to-work plan? Read More +


By Dan Rice, Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Ten years ago, Thayer was developed with a vision to create a premier leadership institute at West Point for corporate executives. Alongside Rick Minicozzi, Bill Murdy, Tim Tyson, and Karen Kuhla McClone, we are honored to celebrate this milestone. Over these past 10 years, we have partnered with some of the largest organizations in the world to help them create leaders of character. We’ve also evolved our customized programmatic experience to better meet the needs of our clients. In our early years, organizations had to come to West Point for the Thayer experience. Now, with unparalleled offsite programs, Thayer Online’s state-of-the-art content and course offering, and a variety of virtual engagements, we are able to cascade the Thayer experience and deliver it around the world. Read More +

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

By General (Retired) Dennis Reimer, Monday, May 18, 2020
As organizations face new challenges, such as the Covid-19 virus, it is critical that leaders plan strategically about the future. The future will change – but not without risk. A good strategic plan focuses on where the organization is today, where we want it to be in the future given the environment we operate in, and then plotting the road map from here to there. A leader must plan for a desired outcome but also consider the risk profile associated with that strategy. To achieve the strategic goal all levels of leadership (direct, organizational and strategic) must work together. Read More +

Additional Posts

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 +