Leading with Purpose
One of two dynamic courses based on the book 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is You and developed by Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca “Becky” Halstead, Leading with Purpose is built on the foundation of a leader’s values being aligned with their leadership behaviors. This course takes a strategic perspective of defining one’s leadership purpose and understanding how their leadership legacy will impact those they lead. Throughout the course, leaders explore the personal principles that guide their decision making and, ultimately, effectiveness as a leader.
Through personal stories about her time serving as a leader during the war in Iraq; leading one of the world’s largest supply chains for the US Army; and interacting with soldiers, Brigadier General (Retired) Becky Halstead illustrates that every leader has a purpose, and when they discover it, they ignite a fire to become the best leader possible. BG Halstead demonstrates how leadership requires recognizing the value of people and relationships, and the lasting impact you make as a leader on those you lead.
In this course, you will have the opportunity to:
- Encourage diversity of thought and experiences to improve decision making and strengthen teams
- Communicate effectively to connect & build relationships
- Leave a legacy by being significant in the lives of those you lead
The course is designed as a 5-lesson or 3-hour learning journey – equivalent to a half-day short workshop – with self-paced work, group discussions and daily collaboration.
- Participants work on their own, self-paced time, equivalent to 45 minutes per day
- Cohorts pace together to optimize collaboration and experiential learning from others
- Organizations can send a homogenous group of leaders through the experience together as a cohort
“It truly makes you dig deep to find who you are as a leader and who you want to be.”
“Near perfect [course] design”
“Balancing act between time commitment and workload was really exceptional”
“I really liked the ability to talk with others about their experiences.”
Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca “Becky” Halstead, West Point graduate and the first woman graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer, has amassed more than 30 years of experience leading large organizations in dynamic and challenging environments. She is an esteemed faculty member of Thayer Leadership. In this program, BG Halstead shares personal leadership lessons that served as the cornerstones of her extraordinarily successful military, and now, civilian, career. Based on her book 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is You, this program teaches about leading yourself first by being the standard in order to more effectively lead others, and offers a number of practical exercises to build a strong foundation of personal values, principles, and purpose.
"Most people spend 90% of their time on tasks and 10% on leadership. Start spending 50% of your time on leadership and you will notice that others will pick up the slack on the tasks."
Colonel Sean Hannah, Ph.D.,(USA, Retired, University of Nebraska)