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TLDG partnered with Nasdaq for their 6th Annual Veterans Day Event
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
On Monday, November 12, in commemoration of Veterans Day, Thayer Leader Development Group once again partnered with Nasdaq to recognize public and private companies that lead the nation in supporting active duty military members, veterans, and their families. In honor of the occasion, TLDG staff member and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Becky Saxe sang the National Anthem and Lieutenant General Darryl Williams, 60th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, rang the Opening Bell at Nasdaq MarketSite. Read More +

In Chief Executive - The US Army’s Secret to Building a Leader-Driven, Learning Culture: After Action Reviews
Monday, October 01, 2018
TLDG faculty member MG (Ret.) Robert Ivany, Ph.D., launched an article in partnership with Chief Executive magazine about how CEOs and their companies are embracing the AAR and the superb benefits as a result. In the 1980s, the 200-year-old U.S. Army embarked on a rebuilding effort to change its culture, with widespread changes in doctrine, tactics, leader development and training. In order to reap the benefits of a far more demanding training regime and the investment of considerable human and material resources, they instituted an innovative method of learning: The After-Action Review (AAR), which has since been incorporated into many companies such as Nestle USA, Stryker Global Services, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Morgan Stanley, and Pratt & Whitney. Read More +

The First Annual "Patriots In Business Award" Winning Companies Announced
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Comcast NBCUniversal, USAA, Academy Securities and VetCor were honored today with the first annual Patriots in Business Award for their outstanding contributions to helping America’s veterans and active duty military. Read More +

In Business Insider: 6 Leadership Lessons From a 3-Star General
Thursday, September 13, 2018
At TLDG, our faculty are retired military officers and academic scholars who teach you how to transform organizations and reach higher performance levels using military leadership tools. "Leadership is deliberate: You don't accidentally have successful teams," says Retired Lieutenant General Frank Kearney, TLDG Faculty Member. He collaborated on an article with Business Insider to highlight the lessons that business leaders can learn from the U.S. military, according to a three-star general. Read More +

Pratt & Whitney Gets Its Team Humming With TLDG Support
Friday, July 20, 2018
We are honored to partner with Pratt & Whitney and be featured in Forbes with them. We worked with approximately 250 of P&W's top leaders for the past 18 months delivering military leadership lessons Read More +

CEOs to Honor Best Companies With Veteran & Military Initiatives With Inaugural Patriots In Business Award
Monday, May 21, 2018
WEST POINT, NY, May 21, 2018 — Chief Executivemagazine and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point today announced the inaugural Patriots in Business Award, honoring the Best Companies with Veteran & Military Initiatives. This award will recognize outstanding businesses that lead our nation in supporting active duty military members, veterans and their families and exemplify the values of Duty, Honor and Country through their business practices and throughout their community and industry. Through their initiatives on hiring, training, supporting, and honoring Active Duty, Veterans and military families, these outstanding companies are the gold standard for other companies who seek to support those who serve. Read More +

In Chief Executive - Military Spouse Appreciation Day: The Best Kept Secret in Talent Management
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
At TLDG, we are very proud of all of our veterans, our military spouses and their families. LTG Frank Kearney, his wife Betty Sue, and Jen Heckel collaborated on a piece touting the amazing and underutilized talents of military spouses. "Military spouses serve, too, and deserve not only our gratitude but our attention." Read More +

In Chief Executive - Understanding the Challenges of a VUCA Environment
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The idea of VUCA has since been embraced by leaders in all sectors of society, in particular the current business world, to describe the nature of the world in which we operate today. In February, TLDG partnered with Chief Executive magazine to publish a 6-part series about how CEOs and their companies understand the challenges of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment and how they adapt and innovate to respond efficiently and effectively. The 6-part series is now available in one consolidated article. Read More +

Thayer Leader Development Group Launches New Video Resource Library
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) launched a new video resource library, which captures unique relationships, programs, and philanthropy initiatives TLDG has developed since 2010. TLDG is headquartered at the Historic Thayer Hotel, ranked by Conde Nast as #3 hotel in Mid-Atlantic region, but also conducts programs globally. The 3-5 minute videos span a variety of topics, such as leader development programs custom-designed with Pratt & Whitney, SAP, Mercedes-Benz, Insight and more; their annual Veterans’ Day Initiative partnership with Nasdaq in New York City; and interviews with the world-renowned TLDG faculty team who have lived, led, served, and practiced the leadership principles they teach Read More +

In Chief Executive - Part 6: Leading By Learning For Business Success
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The final portion of the series "Excelling in a VUCA Environment Requires a Learning Mindset" concludes with this thought: Excellence in a VUCA environment takes time. It requires strong leadership and agile, resilient team members who are all dedicated to being learning leaders who persevere in the face of resistance and setbacks. Read More +

In Chief Executive - Part 5: Keys to Developing Organizational Leaders
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In part 5 of the 6 part series "Excelling in a VUCA Environment Requires a Learning Mindset", Synchrony Financial’s Margaret Keane summarized why employee development is so important in today’s business environment: “You cannot ignore the development of the employees, because they are the foundation of how things operate every day." Read More +

In Chief Executive - Part 4: Creating A Learning Organization
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Part 4 of the 6 part series "Excelling in a VUCA Environment Requires a Learning Mindset" presents how experimentation and learning from experience in combination with communication emerge as key strategies critical for organizations to thrive in disruptive environments. BG (Ret.) George "Barney" Forsythe believes that organizations and the people within them must be predisposed to learn and grow. Read More +

In Chief Executive - Part 3: The CEO's Role in Shaping An Organization's Culture
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In part 3 of the 6 part series "Excelling in a VUCA Environment Requires a Learning Mindset", Pratt & Whitney's Bob LeDuc reinforced the importance of hiring and growing talent: “I should be spending time on people development and strategy—that is where the vast majority of my time should be…One of the most important things I can do is shape how this company is led at multiple levels. And if you do that, and you shape the culture the right way, then you increase your chance of being successful.” Read More +

In Chief Executive - Part 2: What the VUCA Environment Means to a CEO
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In part 2 of the 6 part series "Excelling in a VUCA Environment Requires a Learning Mindset", Joe DiPinto, who has led 7-Eleven for 12 years, stated “Disruption is as great as we have ever seen it. We are seeing all aspects of VUCA.” How can executives understand their dynamic business environments and force a rethinking about the nature of work in their companies? Read More +

In Chief Executive - Part 1: Can You Do VUCA? 5 Key Strategies for Success
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TLDG's Dan Rice, Karen Kuhla and faculty member BG (Ret.) George Forsythe launch a six part series with in Chief Executive called "Excelling in a VUCA Environment Requires a Learning Mindset". Read More +

Thayer Leader Development Group Announced as one of the 2018 Top 40 Leader Development Companies in the World
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
WEST POINT, NY, March 2, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Training Industry announced its annual Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List for 2018, with the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) recognized for the second year in a row as a Watch List company. Training Industry continually monitors the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies. Read More +

In Chief Executive - The New Rules of Cybersecurity
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TLDG faculty member LG Rhett Hernandez wrote an article for Chief Executive magazine on the state of cybersecurity. Read More +

In Chief Executive - Leadership is a Movement, Not a Mandate
Monday, January 22, 2018
Alan Todd, CorpU CEO and TLDG's partner on digital learning platform TLDG Online, discusses today's change management landscape and the need for improved management strategy that creates and cultivates teams and leverages military leadership principles. Read More +

Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point Announce Partnership to Serve and Strengthen CEOs
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
WEST POINT, NY, JAN 10, 2018—Chief Executive Group, the leading community for American business leaders, announced this morning a new partnership with Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, the premier global expert in values-based leader development. Read More +

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"If you want people to perform as if you were around, everyone needs to understand the organizational values. Leaders need to regularly communicate and reward organizational values."
General Rick Hillier,(Canada, Retired, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
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