Gettysburg Battlefield Leadership

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Battlefield to Boardroom

Battlefield Leadership: Rebuilding Your Team After a Year of COVID

Special Program: Case Study in the application of Leadership through History, with a taste of Whiskey!

Join us for this special interactive team building and leadership training session at the Gettysburg Battlefield Park in Gettysburg, PA. It's only 90 minutes from the Washington, D.C. area!

Tom Coyle, military veteran and founder of Adventures in Leadership who has served overseas, and James Rosebush, advisor to Ronald Reagan and CEO of GrowthStrategy, inc, will facilitate key lessons learned from the Battle of Gettysburg that are applicable to leaders at all levels. We will also tie in modern examples of these lessons from Jim's experience in the White House and Tom's experience serving overseas.

Afterwards, we will convene at an old Civil War field hospital that now serves as a whiskey distillery and brew pub for spirits and barbecue! Enjoy on-site produced whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, beer, and other drinks as we wrap up our day and discuss the various lessons and bond together.

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Overview of the Battlefield to Boardroom program: COVID-19 has impacted all of us. We have become isolated. We have lost a sense of collaboration. While technology has allowed us to work remotely, we miss those opportunities to break bread with our team members and really build cohesive organizations. That's where we come in. Our Battlefield to Boardroom program not only allows you to study great leaders, but it gives you the opportunity to bring your team together. Not only will you grow your relationships, but you will learn some important lessons to help your executives take their performance to the next level. History, particularly Battlefield History, provides a wealth of leadership lessons from which we can all learn. Consider the following: The Battle of Gettysburg features critical lessons such as:

-- How to develop people to take the initiative
-- Dealing with an employee who made a major mistake
-- Lessons of bad communication (and how to improve)
-- How to raise objections to a boss when you believe he or she is pushing a bad idea

These lessons can be tailored to the goals of your company or organization. Prior to giving the presentation, Tom discuses the key leadership goals with the company and then customizes the presentation to company needs. The discussions are interactive – few people learn simply by listening to a lecture; but through active participation, we can all grow together. During the discussion, as Tom goes over the historical situation, he will then ask participants what they would do in the situation. This is also a time for participants to share their own stories where they faced similar dilemmas and what they did. Then we discuss the historical outcome and the relevant lessons.

By exposing people to these historical leadership lessons, we learn from their mistakes and successes, allowing us to avoid the negative and replicate the positive.

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About Tom Coyle

Tom Coyle is the founder of Adventures in Leadership, an experiential leadership program designed to bring leaders to the next level. He developed his experiential courses based on leadership exercises used to assess and develop leaders in elite military units. Tom has taught leadership at the United States Department of State, Echo Green Energy, and Keller Williams, among others, He has also led workshops in Washington,DC and Detroit for groups of CEOs and senior managers. He served in the U.S. Department of State and the United States Army, where he held several leadership assignments. While serving overseas, often in remote locations, he led multinational teams to accomplish U.S. Government objectives. As a diplomat, he is skilled in cross cultural communication and understanding people of different backgrounds. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and is the author of the book, Leadership Lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg.

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About James Rosebush

James Rosebush is the Founder of Growth Strategy a Business Development firm specializing in management strategies, finance and wealth management, marketing, leadership coaching and communications. He has advised hundreds of companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 organizations, to include JPMorgan, Mercedes-Benz, Tudor Investments, Bankers Trust, Bessemer Trust, McDonald's, Sapient, Cannon, Coca-Cola, The Carlyle Group, Stargazer Fund, Global Bond Fund, Columbia Capital ,Cisco Systems, Calibre, Northgate Capital, Medigo, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Mitretek, andover 300 others. As a senior White House advisor under Ronald Reagan, he has helped design and implement strategy at the highest levels. He is the author of three best selling books on Amazon, including the Amazon#1bestseller, Winning Your Audience.

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