Gettysburg Leadership Experience

Testimonials

What a great team learning experience this was. Ed is a creative teacher and storyteller who linked the lessons of a one hundred and fifty year old battle to our job as leaders of bringing the organization's goals into sharp focus and inspiring our people to achieve them. This was a great team building and leadership development exercise and one of the best investments in learning we have made. Plus it was a fun experience. I highly recommend this program.
Michael E. Sproule, Chief Financial Officer
New York Life Insurance Company
Thank you for an inspiring and exceptionally worthwhile training experience. Your ability to tailor the leadership tenets and decision logic arising from a nineteenth century battlefield to the unique issues confronting our twenty-first century agency was simply amazing. My entire management team, from the most junior to our most experienced veteran, continues to rave about the quality of the course, and I see on a daily basis a distinct and positive impact on our directorate. I have already recommended your program with enthusiasm to a number of my federal law enforcement colleagues interested in raising the leadership bar within their own agencies.
Chuck T. Howard, Chief Executive for Intelligence & Info Sharing
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Reading about great leaders like Colonel Joshua Chamberlain is instructive. But standing in the wind on Little Round Top and listening to Ed weave the story of Chamberlain’s creativity and courage was riveting and intense. My senior leadership team has brought that intensity back to the office where they’re tackling our business and leadership challenges with fresh ideas and energy. Thank you so much for delivering an excellent program that is paying off for our business.
Roger Crandall, President and CEO
MassMutual
Our team's trip to Gettysburg will be one of the highlights of our year. After the program, everyone could identify the similarities between the decisions that were made leading up to the battle and running a 21st century company. We were completely engaged as a management team. It was a powerful experience and the discussions helped us understand and apply what we had learned. With the facilitation of your organization, we developed great insights into leadership that will help us run a better company. It was without a doubt the best team-building event that Bovis Lend Lease has ever experienced.
Greg Myers, Senior Vice President Human Resources
Bovis Lend Lease, New York, NY
Thanks for doing such a great job of energizing our senior leadership team. Your story telling humanized the Gettysburg experience and demonstrated the far-reaching consequences, both positive and negative, of varying leadership styles. The follow up session was instrumental in helping us to focus on creating and fine-tuning our own personal leadership philosophy.
Dave Johnson, Vice President
North American Manufacturing, General Mills
I loved the opportunity to explore the decision making of the leaders in the war, to look at what they were thinking, the mistakes they made and the successes they achieved. This helped me understand where I can fail in the 'heat of battle' within my organization.
Joe Brothman
Washington Hospital Center
A hands on leadership lesson based upon historical events. It was fun, entertaining and powerful. Well organized and presented, it really makes one think about their personal style of leadership.
Mark Sitar
Structural Group
Structural Preservation Systems
I cannot express how impactful the experience at Gettysburg was for me and the comments from our team mirror what I felt and learned; you do a terrific job of getting to key and deep points. Thank you for allowing us to be part of something really special and for your continued support of our leadership development.
P. Christopher Holden, President
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC