A New Way To Inspire Leaders

By Thayer Leadership, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

*This article was originally published by Chief Executive* 

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.

The concept is based on VUCA—Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous—a term the U.S. Army coined to describe characteristics of the post-Cold War world. “The military excels at training leaders to lead in a complex, volatile scenarios—things like a focus on mission and values, pushing authority and decision-making empowerment down to the lowest levels, learning from mistakes, the importance of clear communications and leading dispersed teams” explains Dan Rice, president of Thayer Leadership, a West Point graduate, combat veteran and author of West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage. “These are the same leadership principles that help companies during a crisis…and beyond.”


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Thayer Leadership sponsored the 2019 Nasdaq Closing Bell for Veterans Day. L-R: Caroline Staudle, Jennifer Heckel, Becky Saxe, Ed.D., Mimi Garcia, Karen Kuhla McClone, Ph.D., Jennifer Wright, Tim Tyson, Brenda Besteiro, William Murdy, Dan Rice, Rick Minicozzi, LTC (Ret.) Todd Gile, Jody Berg, and LTC (Ret.) Casey Thomas