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Do you want to be an Elite Leader? Are you looking to grow and cultivate your leaders and future leaders with proven leadership training? Gone are the days of “death by Power Point”, and “Trust Fall” leadership training and team building. Forward March Inc. presents: ELITE LEADER (Emerge-Evolve-Excel)
November 2nd and 3rd, Forward March Inc. is conducting a 2-day static Elite Leader Event for the first 50 people that sign up, who have made that decision to themselves they want to become a better leader. That they want their future leaders, and current leaders to become better versions of themselves in a fun, fast paced and exciting environment.
Take yourself and your leaders to that next level by clicking on the link below or call 888-723-6223 ext 225 to receive more information or sign up now!
Send 5 or more to the Elite Leader Event and save $100 on each leader you send. Sign up today, seats are going fast!
You are surrounded in an environment where people want to see you succeed, an environment that allows you to recognize your fears and then run right through them. The FMI experience was about as far as you can get from my personal comfort zone. I was forced to expand my mind and adapt to my surroundings. Now there’s no forcing to be done; I’m ready, willing and able dive into the next training exercise. I came away with a renewed sense of confidence, an awakening of my passion for excellence and a deepened appreciation of teamwork. I learned the true meaning of “got your six” and am proud to be a member of my Elite Leader Team. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to shake things up a bit in their organization. You won’t be disappointed.
-Laurie Chaput, HR Manager, Alorica
If you want a training session that will motivate your teams or leaders, build their confidence, not only in themselves but their peers and seniors, and bring out the absolute best in them, then Forward March Inc. is right for you. Thanks guys at FMI, we hope to see you guys again.
-Christopher M Hooks, South Regional Manager VGT, an Aristocrat Company
Indigo Sky Casino, and the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, have come together with Forward March Inc. and Brotherhood of Warriors, both Veteran Owned and Operated companies who operate out of Joplin, MO.
Indigo Sky and Forward March Inc. have partnered to present an Elite Leader Course that Forward March Inc. offers to companies and corporations that look to take their leaders to the next level. Elite Leader is crafted and designed to provide leadership training and high quality team building, all delivered with military flair. November 2nd and 3rd, FMI will be conducting an Elite Leader Course. This event is open to companies and individuals who want the best of military leadership training and exciting team building. The two day course will be held at Indigo Sky Casino and D-Day Adventure Park.
Slots for The Elite Leader are limited to the first 50 people so act fast. You and your company can sign up for the event or receive more information by calling Jimmy Burgess, Director of Leader Development, FMI at 888-723-6223 ext 225.
Indigo Sky also partnered with Brotherhood of Warriors Tactical Supply Company located in Joplin for some of their laser engraved products. Brotherhood of Warriors is a Service Disabled Veteran owned small business that gives back to local Veterans. Brotherhood of Warriors carries the top brands in the tactical industry, as well as specializes in custom laser engraving.
By Jimmy Burgess
During this three-piece article on leadership, I intend to bridge the gap between military and corporate leadership, leadership of “yesterday” and leadership of “today.”
Part one is going to focus on the subtle and fundamental changes that have gradually occurred, not from the leadership side,but from those who are led. Today’s leaders face a unique challenge: Out with the old, in with the new. And no, I am not talking age groups. I am talking technology.
We are living in a time when technology is more advanced than it has ever been. Daily, there are changes, updates, new programs coming out and old programs rendered “obsolete.”As leaders, we need to recognize the dynamics of those we look to lead. Baby boomers have been labeled as “unwilling to change.” At the other end of the spectrum, millennial’s have been labeled as “lazy,” and“unwilling to earn their keep.” Obviously,this is not a fair generalization of either age group, but it’s out there. As a leader, how do you challenge those you lead to separate themselves from this thought process? Baby-boomers, Generation X and Ys, and Millennial’s alike all have a unique method and approach to daily tasks. Leaders of today face a great challenge: stay ahead of the wave of change and forge the leaders of tomorrow with the widest gap of age differences ever seen.
The United States military is one of the best examples of said “melting pot.” Military Leaders entering the civilian workforce are coming in with experience in their ability to accomplish the mission with the widest array of personnel demographics.How have they been so successful? Can they continue that success in the civilian sector? Of course they can. They have experience. They work well under pressure. They meet deadlines. They are team oriented. As a battlefield leader, you do not have to be a subject matter expert of every single piece of equipment in your squad, platoon or company to be a successful leader. A successful leader must remain humble. They must realize they cannot possibly know everything at every moment. There are measures in place to assure that even when the leader isn’t present, the next man below them can step in, and the next, and the next. Battlefield dynamics suggest even the best leaders can, and do fall in combat. Proper training ensures that even the lowest ranking man, if needed, can accomplish the mission on the battlefield. The same should bes aid for ANYONE who is a leader or will be one in the future.
As a leader, the key is to recognizing talent. Every day should be an evaluation of those that look to someday replace you as you climb the corporate ladder or move on. As a leader, the product you make is no longer what your company makes. Those
days are gone. Your responsibility and focus should be on the health and welfare of
those you lead. Is that your focus? Leaders MUST grow future leaders. The United States military has an amazing assessment process in place. The NCOER (Non-commissioned Officer Evaluation Report) and OER (Officer Evaluation Report). Yearly, NCOs and Officers receive one of these to assess their progress, address strengths and weaknesses,
and how to improve through personal and professional development. Does your company have a similar system in place? For a company to have a successful program, a
leader must be able to assess and analyze their subordinates with the full intent of
growth and progression.
If you believe your company needs a program like this to help strengthen your ranks, there are many resources available to generate a similar program online. Or, feel free to send me an email and I would love to assist you in improving your leadership (and future leadership) core.
Jimmy Burgess is the Director of Leader Development and Elite Leader Training for Forward March Inc., a veteran-owned company designed to help companies with military hiring programs and leadership training. Burgess spent 12 years in the Army and did three tours in Iraq with the only Special Operations Aviation Unit in the
Army. He can be reached at www.forwardmarchinc.com or email him directly at
Lead, Develop, and Achieve! The Leader and the Led This was the message as Team Alorica embarked on its Elite Leader Training and Team Building at the D-Day Adventure Park. It was a four-phase event that kicked off with a Leadership development class, progressed to the obstacle course, then on to active team engagements where the teams were challenged to collect critical intel and documents that served as the instructions for the final Team Alorica mission. The mission? to capture the High Value Target at a predetermined location, and then to fly the American flag to indicate mission completion and success. The Elite Leader Training is progressive leader development from education to application, like the military applies battlefield to boardroom. It’s an effective way to build camaraderie and morale while integrating military leader training, teamwork, mission preparation and execution.
Team Alorica, investing in and growing their leaders! Hooah!
The day began with leadership training, continued to the team building course and then grew to 3 challenge courses and then culminated in a combined final mission.
Team Shadow Warrior
Team Ranger, Team Delta and Team Shadow Warrior competed all day to win the Elite Leader Team award.
Growing teams on the obstacle course, overcoming your fear!
Team Alorica goes operational
Team Alorica completing the final combined team mission
Teamwork at its finest
Our Elite Leader Team Award went to Team Delta! OOH-Rah!
The Team Alorica – Elite Leader Award winner – Jana Cable – Outstanding!
Team Alorica – Elite Leaders – We have emerged, evolved and excelled!
We at Forward March Inc. had the distinct pleasure to watch 15 Team Alorica members come together and grow as leaders today. Today Team Alorica has become Elite Leaders!
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Elite Leader Training
Final preparations are underway for Operation Elite Leader – Alorica’s – Leadership Training and Team-building mission scheduled for 13 April. In the past 30 days, members of FMI’s Elite Leader Cadre have been planning and coordinating the innovative military-style leadership training at D-Day Adventure Park in Wyandotte, OK. FMI strives to provide the BEST and most realistic possible leader development and team-building experience.
Stay tuned for upcoming news and videos over the next couple of days leading up to the training event.
Jimmy Burgess – Director of Leader Development, FMI, Team Joplin
Download – Elite Leader Flyer – JB