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TLDG's 6 Resolutions for the New Year
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

As we start the New Year, we reflect on our strengths and failures, and how we can improve in service to our clients. We look forward to hearing from you on how you’re reaching your leadership goals, and how we can help you further. We are excited for 2017 and the opportunity to welcome more of you to TLDG for exceptional learning experiences!

OUR New Year’s Resolutions:

1. Offer Different Ways to Help You Grow - 
Our clients told us “love your program, wish everyone could experience it”. So in 2016, we launched TLDG Online to better support your company’s learning and development needs, anywhere in the world! This online capability allows us to cascade our leadership lessons throughout your organizations. 

“The TLDG Online Leadership Program far exceeded my expectations!  I was unsure of how effective an online leadership program could be, but was impressed with how interactive the program is and how well it was presented.  The program is well designed to not only teach participants about the key tenets of leadership,     but it keeps participants engaged through interaction with each other as well as with the TLDG staff.” 
- Mike McAbee, Department Manager, Sales and Leadership Training, Mercedes-Benz Leadership Academy

2. Create More One-of-a-Kind Experiences - 
Last May, we shared leadership advice from space. Literally. NASA Astronaut and Commander of the International Space Station, Colonel (retired) Tim Kopra, provided lessons in leading in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment from the International Space Station. TLDG partnered with General Electric’s Crotonville leader development facilities to conduct this video-teleconference from space, along with TLDG and GE employees and clients, with great success! View a short video clip here: TLDG: Video Conference w/ the International Space Station. Astronaut COL Tim Copra, May 2016

In December, in partnership with the Association for Talent Development (ATD), we also hosted the 3rd Annual Chief Talent Development Officer Conference at West Point and GE's Crotonville campus. COL Tim Kopra, also made a special appearance, this time in person, to speak with participants from around the world about leadership lessons in space during an exclusive Q&A session.

We will continue to offer you these unique learning opportunities through our diverse and ever-growing network of expert faculty!

3. Offer More Customized Content - 
The world is constantly changing and the opportunity to explore new arenas in leadership that can positively affect yourself and your business are endless. Our faculty team is continually working to customize content to meet our clients’ needs - your needs - stay tuned for more news! Let us know if you have a topic your organization is specifically interested in learning about. For over 500 corporate clients to date, we have designed the program that meets their needs.

Learn from the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA about a customized, multi-session program that we created for their Leadership Academy, here: Mercedes-Benz CEO, Dietmar Exler Announces 3,600 MB Leaders will attend TLDG at West Point

Also view the customized program that we designed for the private equity firm Edison Partners, here: TLDG: Edison Parnters, CEO Summit at TLDG West Point


4.  Extend Our Support of Veterans - 
Since we are based at West Point and 88% of our faculty and staff are either veterans and their family, we value supporting the military and our veterans. On Veteran’s Day 2016, we rang the closing bell at Nasdaq, as part of our full day Veterans’ Support Symposium at the Nasdaq Marketsite. The event featured several panel sessions and guest speakers, and offered resources on how companies’ can better support veterans.

In 2017, we will continue to provide you with ways that you can create veteran's support programs at your own companies and invite you to share your ideas.

5. Be Team TLDG Proud - 
In 2016, we launched a TLDG Company Online Store in partnership with Lands End. It includes a wide variety of TLDG-branded apparel for indoor and outdoor activities, including tops, sweaters, active wear, outerwear, and specialty items. This is a great way to show your pride and achievement after attending a TLDG program, or in anticipation of doing so! Below, one of our faculty members, Brigadier General Maureen LeBoeuf, displays the TLDG vest over a TLDG polo shirt.

Check out the store here

We are also be launching a certification badge on LinkedIn, for all TLDG program graduates. Stay tuned for more details!

6. Build the Network
We hear you - you’ve completed a great experience at West Point and want to continue the momentum. We are in the process of creating more robust content on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to make sure you’re up to date on all that is going on with TLDG – whether it’s new research, great articles, new sessions, book releases, events or faculty and staff updates. Make sure you’re connected with us now so you don't miss out!

Thayer + YOU

To learn more about our programs contact us at 1.800.247.5047, ext. 8924


The "X" Factor: Sustaining Personal and Organizational Xcellence
Major General (Retired) Keith Thurgood, Ph.D.


"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)
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