Leadership development is critical to long-term, sustained performance and growth.
“… the ultimate measure of leadership success is excellence. That level of performance is a goal, not a standard, and that is the difference …”
“Leaders of character and competence act to achieve excellence.”
FM 22-100: Army Leadership
Great organizations attract great members. Whether it is the national university rankings with Ivy League Colleges claiming four or more spots in the top ten, or professional sports where a few teams dominate in the post-season more than the rest, aspiring individuals want to be a part of a winning culture.
Once they arrive, students or players have the advantage of being immersed in an environment where they are surrounded by the best in their field.
Similarly, those interested in leadership training, or more accurately, leadership development, come to realize that the military services (i.e., Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force) are widely recognized for teaching those qualities of a good leader to their members.
“The United States Military educates and trains the most effective and progressive leaders in the world. … these professionals bring with them a powerful combination of purpose, work ethic, leadership, and an unmistakable drive to succeed.”
The Lucas Group, Recruiting Firm
Firms like the Lucas Group have made a business of recruiting military officers. They, and Cameron-Brooks, who centers its business on recruiting junior military officers, have served corporate America for nearly 50 years.
These recruiters and a number of well-known firms recognize the value of military leaders, and a few Fortune 500 offer dedicated programs to onboard junior military officers, including Deloitte, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Pepsico.
The Army definition of leadership includes anyone who …
Rather than be preoccupied with perfection, great leaders work to:
FM 22-100: Army Leadership
Whether you are an emerging leader or an employer looking to find the best managers to fill your most critical positions, consider why a values-based and character-based culture is so important to developing military leaders.
Organizations attract people based not on the values they espouse, but those they live. For the U.S. Army, these values centered upon this acronym, L-D-R-S-H-I-P:
Finally, discover why Cameron-Brooks touts The Benefits of Hiring Junior Military Officers with Fortune 500 employers. You’ll discover comments like. They:
Or, review testimonials from employers who use military recruiters:
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