Specific Leader Based Programs
Shackleton Leadership Experience
Based upon the extraordinary story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition to Antarctica in 1914, this program explores the reasons Shackleton has been called “the greatest leader that ever came on God’s earth, bar none.” Having saved the lives of twenty-seven men shipwrecked with him in the frozen seas of Antarctica, Shackleton’s resilient leadership serves as a powerful example of how to develop the skill sets and processes required to increase individual, team, and organizational capacities to the highest level. Through a combination of historical case studies and small group discussions, participants will draw inspiration from Shackleton’s example and examine their techniques and instincts for thinking clearly, acting decisively, and inspiring their teams to reach for new heights.
Churchill Leadership Experience
Based upon the extraordinary life of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the embodiment of the British war effort in World War II, this course explores Churchill’s unsurpassed ability to convey a vision of victory in the face of overwhelming odds, streamline his cabinet’s wartime organizational structure, select effective subordinates, and maintain strategic partnerships that enabled Great Britain to withstand Germany’s onslaught. Through a combination of historical case studies and workshop discussions, participants will use compelling lessons from Winston Churchill’s life to reveal the power of communication, alignment, and committed leadership.
Mandela Leadership Experience
Based on the life of the game-changing leader for human freedom, this program focuses on four pivotal experiences which shaped Nelson Mandela’s leadership legacy to the world. Mandela’s example of moral courage, innovation, shrewd understanding of motivation and engagement, force of character as a team builder, and comprehension of the power of symbolism serves as the basis for change leadership of the most effective nature.
Lincoln Leadership Experience
Abraham Lincoln, the iconic figure of the presidency of the United States, led in such a way that his impact on the history of democracy is readily apparent. The qualities and competencies that made him a superlative leader are examined in a series of case studies related to defining moments in Lincoln’s career. His confrontation as a congressman with President Polk over the infamous “Spot Resolutions,” his stand on slavery and “House Divided” speech as a US Senator, his head-on assault of the impending secession of Southern states, and his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation are captured as pivotal events in Lincoln’s career which mark his legacy as a leader for freedom and for the institution of democracy worldwide.
The Grace Hopper Leadership Experience
Based on the extraordinary career of Admiral Grace Hopper, this program delves into the life of a woman who helped shatter glass ceilings in both academia and the United States Navy while furthering the development of technology to keep pace with a changing world. Hopper’s example illustrates the importance of communicating vision, forging alignment, and fostering cooperation. Participants in this program will learn through a combination of historical case studies and class discussions the differences between a dynamic environment and a chaotic one and explore the nuances that define “calm” and “static.”
The Chamberlain Leadership Experience
Based upon the celebrated achievements of one of the Civil War’s unlikeliest of heroes, this course explores pivotal moments from the life of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the onetime professor of rhetoric turned Union Army officer who successfully defended Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 16, 1863. Chamberlain exemplifies the importance of lifelong learning, thinking dynamically, exuding and imparting firm resolve in the face of uncertainty, and communicating effectively across multiple levels. Through a combination of historical case studies and class discussions, participants will develop a greater sense of how to refine their individual leadership styles to achieve both personal and organizational goals.