3 Reasons Why Military-Style Leadership Is Great for Business

The US Military has given rise to some of the best and most notable leaders in history. This is no coincidence. Our military has a sure-fire formula for creating leaders who focus on service rather than glory. Many of these great leadership skills or traits can be used to great effect in private industry. If your company is suffering a leadership or team unity crisis, a military-style leadership training course could be just the thing that your people need to get them on the track to success.

How Military-Style Leadership Training Can Improve Your Business

The quality of leadership within your company can set the tone for massive growth or terrible disasters. Here’s how military-style leadership training can help your business improve:

Better Team Building

Military-style leadership training is very team focused. The military focuses on teamwork and team processes. If you’re experiencing push-back among team members, military-style leadership training and exercises can serve to build trust and companionship within your company. A leader who is trying to manage a team full of people who do not like or trust one another is going to have a very hard time making progress and increasing profits for your company.

Increased Confidence in Abilities 

The military focuses on the excellence of execution and foundational knowledge. That is why our government invests so much in the training of our men and women in uniform. Perfection is expected. A military-style leadership course can reinforce your managers’ leadership skills with practical application exercises that will build confidence among your company’s leaders. A confident leader is much more likely to make good decisions that point your company toward growth.

Service Centered Leaders and Teams

Another leadership characteristic that the military drills into its leaders is the concept of service to both peers and subordinates. Many times, a leader can experience push-back from his or her team because they might not trust their assigned leader. A great way to build trust is by serving. If a team knows that their leader has “got their six”, then they are much more likely to produce successful results that drive growth within an organization.

Where to Start with Military-Style Leadership in Your Company

We’ve established that military-style leadership can greatly impact the performance of your company’s leaders as well as the teams that they serve. Now, where do you start with building a team of elite leaders who are ready to take your industry by storm? Our Elite Leader Training courses are a great way to introduce and implement this type of leadership. We will teach you our exclusive military-corporate hybrid leadership techniques with fun and engaging classes and courses that are also designed to build trust among your team members. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Forward March Inc Announces Innovative Partnership with Socialeo LLC 

Today, Forward March Inc, an industry leading talent management and leadership training company that specializes in veteran talent and corporate-military hybrid style leadership training, and Socialeo LLC, an innovative online marketing and content management startup, announced a strategic partnership between the two companies in which Socialeo will support Forward March’s online sales and marketing efforts. 

About the Partnership

The partnership will afford Forward March Inc with a more robust online presence and powerful marketing solutions to grow their business while expanding their national footprint. In addition, FMI’s partnership with Socialeo will provide FMI’s customers and target markets with more readily available information about FMI’s military talent management services, Elite Leader training events, corporate conferences, career advisement programs, and more. The partnership is a tremendous opportunity for FMI to provide expertly-trained veterans with post-service employment while filling a void in the corporate space for highly-qualified professionals. 

“FMI is very excited to announce our partnership with Socialeo. They have an outstanding reputation of excellence in social media and marketing. FMI is ready to grow in 2018 with Socialeo taking point. Because Socialeo’s founder, Rhiannon Beard, has connections to the military and those that serve, her company knows what it will take to help FMI grow and convey the essence of what military service is all about as well as the impact military members and those that serve can have on employers in various industries and society as a whole,” said Paul Volpe, President and Partner of Forward March Inc 

“I am excited to work with Paul and the highly-qualified team at Forward March in such an innovative capacity. Socialeo’s mission is to expand FMI’s national footprint via inventive online marketing campaigns and strategies. Together, our companies will partner to provide valuable resources for both veterans and corporations while positively impacting FMI’s clients and talent pool members,” said Rhiannon Beard, President and CEO of Socialeo LLC 

About the Industry

As a whole, the unemployment rate in the United States is declining due to many factors like an aging workforce. As a result, the number highly-qualified employees that are available for hire is also declining. In fact, one study of the coming shortage of skills and talent in America found that “nearly 7 million people in key managerial, professional, and technical jobs are expected to exit the workforce.”  This trend is making experienced professionals harder to find for corporate America than they have been in decades. However, Forward March Inc offers a valuable solution to the talent and leadership dilemmas that are facing businesses and corporations in the United States today. For this reason, communicating the value of post-service veteran employment and providing invaluable leadership training to employers in the U.S. is essential to foster economic growth for individual companies and the country at large. 

 

About Forward March Inc 

Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas. FMI was formed in 2013 by highly successful retired US Military Members and business professionals. FMI is committed to providing companies with outstanding military talent solutions and military styled leadership training that are unique in the industry. 

For more information about Forward March Inc and their services, please visit https://www.forwardmarchinc.com. 

About Socialeo LLC 

Rhiannon Beard founded Socialeo LLC after her mother opened a small business in Central Arkansas. Rhiannon’s mother was great at managing the business, but needed help desperately with online marketing and strategy. Unfortunately, other full-service solutions were too costly and the affordable solutions were not comprehensive. There is a need for a low cost, but quality solution to social media and online content management for small businesses. Socialeo LLC is here to fill that need! 

You can learn more about Socialeo LLC at https://www.socialeo.net/services. 

Elite Leader & Sierra 3 Partnership Creating the Ultimate Leader Training Experience

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Forward March Inc – Elite Leader Training partners with Sierra 3 Consulting – Providing outstanding Leadership, Team Development, Sales, and Team-building training.

Forward March Inc and Sierra 3 have come together to provide and expand our one of a kind Elite Leader Training and provide the best qualified instructors as we grow our training nationwide. With such a diverse group of talented instructors and experience both companies expect grow our impact on the Leadership Training market.
Our high impact, high energy military infused training will help companies grow teamwork, productivity and ultimately bottom line. We look forward to helping grow your organization or company with outstanding Leadership, Sales or Team-building training.

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Forward March, Inc. Making the world better helping one Veteran at a time. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas. FMI was formed in 2013 by retired US Military Members and successful business professionals with offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. We are Veterans serving our military members and corporate America.
FMI is an industry leader in client partner relationships and training offering second-to-none consultative expertise at an effective cost, making us a premier choice. We provide our clients with highly qualified Veteran Talent and Military Hire Programs that will impact your business.  FMI is Elite Leader Training is military style leadership, sales, and team-building customized and scalable to the client for a one of a kind training experience.

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Sierra 3 & Associates is an international consulting company that was established back in 2004. We are committed to mitigate, guard against terrorism and all forms of criminal activity. We set out to achieve this by offering our clientele competitive and practical solutions to these real-life threats. We are happy to provide you with a diverse set of services. Our combined professional backgrounds include: Special Operation Forces, Law Enforcement, Security Specialists and Corporate Security/Safety Management. We take great pride in maintaining a team-based work environment. We are dedicated to help our communities, country and the world a safer place through education and implementation of experienced wisdom.

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For questions or media or marketing package please contact

http://www.forwardmarchinc.com or call 888-723-6223 ext 101.

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Indigo Sky Casino Invests in Leadership, Veterans and Veteran Owned Companies

brand-identity-04    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.

WEB LOGO     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.

THE DYNAMICS OF A LEADER, YESTERDAY AND TODAY

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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
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I am an Elite Leader: Team Alorica

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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.

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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.

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Team Ranger, Team Delta and Team Shadow Warrior competed all day to win the Elite Leader Team award.

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20170413_115907Our Elite Leader Team Award went to Team Delta!  OOH-Rah!

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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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Operation Elite Leader – Joplin, MO

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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

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