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Overcoming In-Person Training Capacity Constraints in 2021

By Dan Rice, MS. Ed. and Allison Forbes Capozza, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The U.S. economy suffered an unprecedented and sudden shock in March 2020, unlike anything any of us had experienced in our lifetime. Likewise, the restarting of the economy this year will be unique, although it should not come as a shock, like the shutdown did. Because it should be more predictable, training and event planners can start making educated assumptions as they prepare to execute in-person training again. With the entire economy having essentially paused, restarting it will likely cause capacity limits in many areas that are key to in-person training, such as hotels, flights, facilitators, conference venues and other areas with limited capacity — particularly premium locations and brands. Training professionals should start thinking about these limits and their training implications for the second half of 2021. Read More +

Creating, Sharing, and Living A Leadership Philosophy

By Brigadier General (Retired) Becky Halstead and Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D., Monday, March 01, 2021
Just as a diamond requires three properties to form—carbon, heat, and pressure—leaders require the interaction of three properties—character, knowledge and application. The U.S. Army leadership framework of “Be, Know, Do” is the foundation behind one of the most powerful tools a leader can deploy—the leadership philosophy. The Army’s Leadership Framework describes “Be” as character; “Know” as the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (expertise); and “Do” as applying leadership by influencing, operating, and improving. To “Be” a leader, you must understand and communicate who you are and what you expect, to best influence positive momentum in others. Read More +

Reflection: Black History Month

By Dan Rice, Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Since 1976, the United States has observed February as Black History Month, to recognize the achievements of Black men and women and celebrate their integral role in U.S. history. Thayer Leadership joins the celebration by inviting you to read an excerpt from Thayer President, Dan Rice’s book, West Point Leadership Profiles of Courage. This excerpt highlights the history and bios of Black West Point graduates who are national heroes, leaders, and trailblazers. Here are a couple of the featured individuals as well as some of their accomplishments. We hope you are inspired by reading their amazing stories. Read More +

Additional Posts

Lessons Learned Leading Through Pandemics

By Major General (Retired) Bryan Watson, Tuesday, February 16, 2021   Read More +

Leading Through VUCA: CEO Focus on Culture

By Brigadier General (Retired) Barney Forsythe, Ph.D., Karen Kuhla McClone, Ph.D., and Dan Rice, Thursday, January 21, 2021   Read More +

VUCA Leadership: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Chaotic Times

By Brigadier General (Retired) Barney Forsythe, Ph.D., Karen Kuhla McClone, Ph.D., and Dan Rice, Tuesday, January 19, 2021   Read More +