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Bookclub: Levine’s "On the Edge" demonstrates the importance of leadership in a VUCA environment

By TLDG, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TLDG Faculty Member and author of the best-selling book "On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership", Alison Levine is an expert on extreme environments. She served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and, in May 2010, completed the Adventure Grand Slam -- climbing the highest peaks on every continent and skiing to both Poles, an accomplishment fewer than 30 people in the world can claim. Alison spoke with us about the leadership challenges and lessons that come with operating in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, changing, ambiguous) environment and how they translate to the corporate world. Read More +

Honoring D-Day: Leadership Lessons from General Eisenhower

By Dan Rice , Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Seventy-three years ago Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, and had parachuted the night before all over the Normandy region to disrupt enemy forces from the main invasion. Americans now learn of this great invasion mostly through Hollywood blockbusters such as “Band of Brothers”, “Saving Private Ryan” and historical great “The Longest Day” and other films. And while we now know the invasion was an incredible success, which led to the liberation of all of Europe from the Nazis, the future was far from certain that fateful day seventy-three years ago. Read More +

The Predictable Failure of Strategic Leaders: The Role of Trust

By Michael Hennelly Ph.D., Monday, April 24, 2017
Peter Senge once wrote that few large corporations live even half as long as the average person. Recent high-profile CEO disasters at JCPenney and Lands End forcefully underscore the truth of this observation. Adopting effective strategy within organizations is a two-step process. The first step is commonplace and is taught in every business school. The second step is illustrated by a nineteenth-century German soldier who is called “the philosopher of war” and this step is not well known at all. Read More +

Additional Posts

The Importance of Moral Courage

By Colonel (Retired) Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D., Wednesday, April 19, 2017   Read More +

The Connection Between Abner Doubleday, West Point and America's Pastime

By TLDG, Monday, April 03, 2017   Read More +

Choosing Your Team: Experience, Expertise, and Ego

By Alison Levine, Tuesday, March 28, 2017   Read More +

Henry O. Flipper: Overcoming Adversity through Perseverance

By TLDG, Friday, February 10, 2017   Read More +

Fit to Fight, Fit to Lead: Are You The Best Leader You Can Be?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D. & Colonel (Retired) Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Do You Have What It Takes? Developing Key Leadership Principles.

By Brigadier General (Retired) Becky Halstead, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Continuing To Excel While Undergoing Transformational Change

By Major General (Retired) Lee Price, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Communication: The Most Important Key to Leadership Success

By Major General (Retired) Steven Hashem, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading in the Future Tense: Senior Leader Transition/Succession Planning

By Brigadier General (Retired) Mark O'Neill, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

A Legacy of Leadership: Who is Fritz Kroesen?

By Brigadier General (Ret.) John H. “Jack” Grubbs, Ph.D., P.E., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Finding your Way: The Basics of Land Navigation Can Help You Overcome the Challenges of Leadership

By LTC (Retired) Sande Schlesinger & Daniel Schaublin, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Great Captains of History: Inspiration to Guide Corporate Success

By Colonel (Retired) James M. Johnson, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Decision Making in Chaos…Bring it on!

By Major General (Retired) Spider Marks , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Becoming Gratitude Detectors: Appreciation as a core leadership attribute

By BG (Ret) Maureen K. LeBoeuf, Ed.D. with Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

What Do You Need When You Throw Your Hat in the Air?

By Doug Trainor (USMA 1988) , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

May Leader Blog-"Ethical Dilemma Zone:Practice What You Preach"

By Brigadier General (Retired) John H. "Jack" Grubbs, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Toward a Noble Profession

By Colonel (Retired) Sean Hannah, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

What I Believe In

By Robert (Bob) A. McDonald (President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company) , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership in a Political Crossfire

By Brigadier General (Retired) Fletcher M. Lamkin, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

By General (Retired) Dennis Reimer , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Unexpected Leadership: Be ready for your opportunity to lead!

By The Honorable Matthew S. Collier , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership 101:Five Lessons For Emerging Leaders

By Ambassador & Lieutenant General (Retired) Dell Dailey , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Synchronizing Effects in a Time-Constrained Environment

By Colonel (Retired) Kevin W. Farrell, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Observations on Building and Leading High-Performance Teams

By Brigadier General (Retired) Mark O' Neill, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading in Chaos - Lessons From the Fog of War

By Colonel (Retired) Tom Magness, P.E., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership Capabilities of Abraham Lincoln

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

How Thinking Can Improve One's Leadership

By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joe Doty, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Building High-Performance Teams, Before a Crisis

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Improving your Organization’s Fitness: Learning from the Army’s challenges and opportunities

By Colonel (Retired) Donna Brazil, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

THE 4 C’s (Plus 1) of Leadership – it’s people skills that count!

By General (Retired) David McKiernan, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership and the Principles Of War Applied To Business: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney & Major General (Retired) Spider Marks, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading Change in a Time-Constrained Environment

By Colonel (Retired) Kevin Farrell, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

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