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Mission First, People Always
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) is an acronym the army uses to describe the current state of world affairs. In recent years, schools have found themselves in similar uncertain and complex times. Fiscal constraints, pressures to increase standardized test scores, and changes in political and public support have left educational affairs volatile and ambiguous. Many educators feel under attack and driven to fight for respect. Schools and educators have reached a tipping point. There have been more changes in the past 15 years to education with mandates, accountability measures, and technology than the previous 100. So, how do administrators lead through these tumultuous times? Read More +

In Training Industry - Coaching: Leading, One Person at a Time
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mission accomplishment and individual development throughout one’s career in pursuit of organizational improvement are often key differentiators in successful organizations. Coaching that leaders receive along the way plays an integral role in this development. This coaching article, written by Thayer faculty member, Colonel (Retired) Donna Brazil, Ph.D., explores how to improve your organization by taking the time to coach a high-potential employee – thereby leading one person at a time. Read More +

Mountaineer and NY Times Best-selling Author Alison Levine Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Alison Levine, history-making adventurer and leadership advisor, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Ellis Island Honors Society. The Medal, which was awarded to Levine on May 11th, recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, and selfless generosity. Past medalists include seven U.S. Presidents, three world leaders, several Nobel Prize winners and countless leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government. Read More +

The Mission: How West Point’s Historic Thayer Hotel Was Saved
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
By the time Rick Minicozzi heard about the problems at the Thayer Hotel—civilian gateway to the United States Military Academy at West Point—it was almost too late. Operated and run by the government from 1926 until 1999, when it was privatized, the hotel was in existential financial distress in the wake of the global financial crisis, an aging, tattered embarrassment to the nation. Read More +

CEOs to Honor Best Companies With Veteran & Military Initiatives With Second-Annual Patriots in Business Award
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
WEST POINT, N.Y., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point today announced the second-annual Patriots in Business Award, honoring the Best American Companies with Veteran & Military Initiatives. This award recognizes 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 +

Fred Malek – A Leader Among Leaders
Thursday, May 02, 2019
On April 4, 2019, Mr. Fred Malek, one of our company founders, was laid to rest in the West Point Cemetery at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA). Mr. Malek was a USMA Class of 1959 graduate, one of the most dedicated supporters of West Point and the military, and an avid enthusiast of biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Fred embraced the importance of physical fitness. Just six months prior to his passing, he challenged the founders of Thayer to a chin-up contest. He was extremely proud of the work implementing Thayer Leader Development Group’s mission to bring West Point leadership to the world. He was truly a "Leader of Character," one of the best leaders there ever was. Read More +

In partnership with Chief Executive Group, Thayer is honored to again host the CEO Talent Summit at the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point on September 24-25, 2019.
Saturday, March 02, 2019
We’ll bring together CEOs and leading experts to discuss strategies for building high-performing organizations with a focus on talent development, retention and corporate culture. Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank Kearney and Brigadier General (Ret.) Bernard Banks, both Thayer Faculty, will be featured speakers along with Margaret Keane (CEO, Synchrony Financial) and Doug Sieg (Managing Partner, Lord Abbett). Read More +

Thayer Leader Development Group Announced as one of the Top 40 Leader Development Companies in the World for Third Consecutive Year.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Training Industry, the expert resource for information on the business of learning, announced its annual Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List for 2019, with the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) recognized for the third consecutive 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 Training Industry - Developing Leaders for 2019's Dynamic Business Environment
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Over the course of its 243-year history, the U.S. Army has adapted to changes in warfare, technology, demographics, and international affairs. Adapting its leadership programs to dynamic environments has also been necessary. This article, written by Thayer faculty member, Brigadier General (Ret.) George "Barney" Forsythe, Ph.D., explores why and how the U.S. Army evolved its approach to leadership development and applications to the business context. Take a fresh look at leader development training in 2019 through the eyes of the military. What lessons can be transferred to the corporate sector? Read More +


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Leadership: Taking the High Road
Brigadier General (Retired) Jack H. Grubbs, Ph.D.

"As strategic leaders, your life will increasingly be about the WHAT and WHY, not the HOW."
Major General Stephen Layfield,(USA, Retired, USMA 1978)
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