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Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point Celebrates 4th Anniversary of Its Successful & Unique Leadership Program!
Thursday, May 08, 2014

12,500+ Top Executives Representing More Than 165 Global Companies Trained From The Fortune 50, Top Banking, & Financial Services Firms

WEST POINT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) today celebrates 4 years of success with its unique approach to developing “Leaders of Character” based on the leadership principles adhered to by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Since its founding May 10, 2010, TLDG has trained 12,500+ executives from 36 countries and 6 continents---representing more than 165 global organizations---including many Fortune 50 companies and the world’s top banking and financial services companies.

“EMCOR is dedicated to building the best leaders and, to that end, we’ve taken our top 200 leaders through the Thayer Leader Development Group’s intensive training program; our goal is to have our people led by individuals with the highest competence and character”

“TLDG’s mission is to build “leaders of character” through customized and open enrollment leadership and ethics programs based on proven leadership principles from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” stated Karen Kuhla, Ph.D., Executive Director of TLDG, who co-founded TLDG after having served at GE’s Corporate University, Crotonville, as Global Leadership Development Manager. “We’re deeply proud of the program’s success, as demonstrated by the number of companies and executives trained, as well as the qualitative laudatory results they report to us. TLDG, as the premier leader development program in the world, is dedicated to the goal of making future years even more productive and life- and career-changing for our clients.”

TLDG’s program features applied academic sessions that are grounded in military practice, academic rigor, and practical applications. Faculty members are top academic scholars, grounded in cutting-edge empirical research, and experts in leadership and ethics content, many of whom are West Point graduates, have taught leaders of character at West Point, and have significant military experience. Experiential learning activities are also incorporated to leverage West Point’s history and time-honored Army training challenges. The program’s Senior Advisors are retired General Officers who serve as coaches and mentors. Keynote Speakers are inspirational and motivational “Leaders of Character.” The expert faculty explains battle-tested principles of leadership lessons from West Point and the Army and how they can apply to industry. Programs are conducted at the historic Thayer Hotel at West Point.

“EMCOR is dedicated to building the best leaders and, to that end, we’ve taken our top 200 leaders through the Thayer Leader Development Group’s intensive training program; our goal is to have our people led by individuals with the highest competence and character,” stated Tony Guzzi, President & CEO of EMCOR Group, Inc. “Our focus is on re-grounding our executives in the fundamentals of successful leadership. We want strong local, regional and national leaders who do not take shortcuts and lead our people well. This has been fundamental to our past success and serves as a cornerstone of our future success. Skilled and entrepreneurial leaders make EMCOR what it is today and are key to our long-term ability to build value for our owners.”

Reflective of the comprehensive TLDG 4-pronged approach to developing leaders of character, participants receive practical, insightful guidance on how to become more resilient in difficult times, leverage chaos to enhance mission success, develop and maintain trust, resolve conflict through negotiations, build ethical climates, and leverage social networks.

Leadership competencies gained from TLDG programs that individuals can apply in their professional and personal endeavors may include:

  • Generating a leadership pipeline.Ensuring unity of action to achieve the mission.
  • Establishing leadership competencies.
  • Building trust: the cornerstone of leadership. Understanding how trust is earned and lost.
  • Demonstrating the ability to create and articulate succinctly leadership intent & philosophy.
  • Anticipating cultural perceptions of partners, adversaries, and others.
  • Conducting independent critical reviews and analyses of plans and concepts.
  • Understanding how the After Action Review helps assess the effectiveness of plans.

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About Thayer Leadership Development Group: Building Leaders of Character

TLDG’s mission is to help build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in the Army’s leadership philosophy of “Be, Know, Do” and West Point’s values of “Duty, Honor, Country”, in the inspirational venue of the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point. TLDG offers leaders, and students of leadership, across all levels access to the top scholars and field practitioners in leadership education today. Additional information about Thayer Leader Development Group can be found at www.thayerleaderdevelopment.com.

Contacts

Thayer Leadership Development Group
Dr. Karen Kuhla, Ph.D., 845-446-4731, ext. 7970
Executive Director
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917-346-6123 / 212-575-4545

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