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.

http://www.sierra3consulting.com/home.html

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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.

Team Alorica, investing in and growing their leaders! Hooah!

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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.

Growing teams on the obstacle course, overcoming your fear!

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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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Strong Leaders = Strong Businesses

Leaders create the standard, enforce and execute the standard - Lead by example.

Leadership Development

Leader development refers to enhancing leadership effectiveness, both at the individual and organization as a whole. Leadership development activities range from MBA style programs offered at university business schools to action learning, high-ropes courses and executive retreats.

Traditionally, leadership development has focused on developing the leadership abilities and attitudes of individuals. Just as people are not all born with the ability or desire to play sports, not all people are natural born leaders. Different personal traits and characteristics can help or hinder a person’s leadership effectiveness and require formalized programs for developing leadership competencies. Everyone can develop his or her leadership effectiveness which takes focus, practice and persistence more akin to learning a musical instrument than reading a book.

Classroom-style training and associated reading is effective in helping leaders to know more about what is involved in leading well. However, knowing what to do and doing what you know are two very different outcomes. It is estimated that as little as 15% of learning from traditional classroom style training results in sustained behavioral change within the workplace.

Training For Results

Changing the behavior for maximum performance. We work collaboratively with your management team to increase your bottom line by increasing productivity while building an environment, beginning with a mindset which flows to an organizational mindset to set a new standard of excellence. Our team has extensive experience in training and development, workflow analysis, change management, leadership, and performance management. We’re ready to assist your organization in assessing goals and aligning behaviors to meet those goals.

We offer varied types of training courses tailored around your needs, ranging from one-on-one professional coaching to on-site group training, some that bring a “boot-camp” level of training style with a fun flair. Please refer to our program page to find out the best program for you.

Transformation

Developing a mission-focused mindset at all levels beginning with Leadership of team and the members of the team, aligning its energy to work together. Transformation of a team involves re-energized sense of purpose, identify, and performance of team members through a variety of proven mechanisms. These include aligning a team member’s identity (self) to the mission and the collective identity of the organization. Leaders serve as role models and catalysts for change, challenging members to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the team to better align efforts, tasks, and enhance operational performance.

Performance

Out performing your competitor while increasing the bottom line profit! Your team will out perform by its more effective leadership and teams who execute with precision, understanding their role and that of the team. We will change your organization’s mindset to work smarter and by leveraging the strengths (both seen and yet to be seen) of their team. An organization often has the skills, talents, and competencies it needs to push a higher lever of performance, and doesn’t have to look outside its walls to get what it already has within them.

Execution

Learn how to execute the mission effectively while building team cohesiveness and assigning tasks with clarity of role and expectation, including overcoming unexpected obstacles. Making the decision to execute and the act of execution itself is where most companies lose its competitive edge (and sliding profit margin). Turn your business intentions into action — the right action! This business essential concept is the way that increases your bottom line — it‘s completing the mission!

Motivation

Starts from the top of the organization! The mindset to change and develop your team will be the driving force to complete the mission. How do you get your team rallied around your mission and have the right attitude to embrace your new motivation and renewed commitment? Create the higher standard of excellence while changing the lives of your team and those they come into contact with, most often their colleagues and customers/clients.

Values

Core values are the guiding principles of your organization and its leaders which become a visible part of how you operate and are interwoven throughout every interaction and every member of your team. Teams with operating values and those that do not will both have visible signs of this within their organization.

We want to help find out the values of your organization to help facilitate incorporating these into your team’s foundation — your culture. Too often, companies do not spend enough time setting their values in motion, which become the influencing “force” behind all of its dealings and relationships. Values (or lack thereof) may be the root cause behind employees and organizations not reaching their full potential.

We grow leaders, organizations and bottom line like no other!

Contact Forward March Inc today!

You Need A Dynamic Speaker!

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You are planning a major event and you want a dynamic speaker to make the event head-and-shoulders above any other events like it. So, where do you go? You can turn to a trusted source with Forward March Inc. We can provide dynamic speakers with military backgrounds that can speak on a wide variety of topics.

  • Leadership subject matter
  • Business process improvement
  • Military subject matter
  • Military transition and transition subject matter
  • Veteran issues and subject matter
  • Military hiring
  • Trends in the military
  • Veteran workforce subject matter
  • Motivational speaking
  • Boot camp style motivational speaking

These are just a handful of the topics that Forward March Inc. can supply speakers to cover. If you have a topic in mind and you are not sure if we can cover it, give us a call.

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We have over 20 years of experience in public speaking and we would be thrilled to help you make your next event an OUTSTANDING one!

Contact Forward March Inc. today –  Send Email

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The Weekly Roundup – Careers, Education and More! – 13 March 15

What an Outstanding Week!!!! Hooah!

OPPORTUNITY

Job Searching?

You can do a search of this blog and find lots of resources for helping with resumes, networking, managing your communications and job interviewing. There is more on the HERE on our website.

Networking is a powerful tool to help you get the job you want. Check out THIS site for a list of Veteran Owned Businesses in San Antonio. Not in San Antonio? No problem, less than five minutes on Google will help you find such lists in your area, or the areas you want to locate yourself to for employment. Veteran owned businesses are often apt to hire veterans and great places to make strong networking connections.

If you are looking for companies looking to hire veterans here is another resource. We Hire Heroes. You can utilize resources like this in your job search but do read our posts on networking, working on your resume, etc. These posts will give you a roadmap to getting the kind of job you want, where you want it.

Make sure you read the whole post, we have JOB POSTS for those of you looking for a new career.

Veteran’s Village and San Antonio Military Job Fair – Thursday March 19th 2015 – click here for more info


JOB OPENING:

Looking for a military veteran who is a graphic artist that knows or is willing to learn autocad.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


JOB OPENING:

Full or Part Time- Government Employee Benefits Specialist

Financial Group is interested in Active and Retired Government Employees across the country to become part of its team of Government Employee Benefit Specialists.

Compliment your existing career through supplemental income by providing support and benefit services to individuals struggling to understand the complex nature of the government benefit structure.

By partnering with our Financial Group’s expert benefit counselors, you will be equipped to review, diagnose, and resolve issues within the government benefit structure.

You will receive: Licensing, training, and the support of a company rated excellent by A.M. Best with over #1.3 billion in assets.

Job Requirements

  • Actively employed federal, postal, or military personnel
  • As a Government Benefits Specialist, you must have strong organizational and time management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • We are seeking individuals with a willingness to work hard and are able to commit themselves to the success of this business opportunity
  • Must be able to convey routine and complex information to customers in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment with regard to confidential information
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be flexible and have a strong multitask ability.
  • Life insurance license is preferred but not required.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


Drivers Wanted!

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today if you are interested.  – Send Email
Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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Here is something I bet you did not know. Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

Instructor/Trainer

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


Job Search Resources

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.


RED FRIDAY COPTERS
Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

Jobs, Opportunities, and More – The Weekly Roundup – 6 February 2015

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Hope everyone had nothing short of an outstanding week! Its time once again for the FMI Weekly Roundup.

Here are some informative articles to help your job search:

If you are thinking about starting your own Veteran Owned business then you should check out this article from the San Antonio Business Journal on a possible way to fund your business. Read the article here…

Also check out The Bunker for more Veteran entrepreneurial resources. Read more here...

2014: Tesla Motors on a mission to hire American veterans – Read the article here…

Starbucks Opens Local Coffee Shop Dedicated to Hiring Veterans – Read the article here…

If you are looking for companies looking to hire veterans here is another resource. We Hire Heroes. You can utilize resources like this in your job search but do read our posts on networking, working on your resume, etc. These posts will give you a roadmap to getting the kind of job you want, where you want it.

Make sure you read the whole post, we have JOB POSTS for those of you looking for a new career.


JOB OPENING:

Looking for a military veteran who is a graphic artist that knows or is willing to learn autocad.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


JOB OPENING:

Full or Part Time- Government Employee Benefits Specialist

Financial Group is interested in Active and Retired Government Employees across the country to become part of its team of Government Employee Benefit Specialists.

Compliment your existing career through supplemental income by providing support and benefit services to individuals struggling to understand the complex nature of the government benefit structure.

By partnering with our Financial Group’s expert benefit counselors, you will be equipped to review, diagnose, and resolve issues within the government benefit structure.

You will receive: Licensing, training, and the support of a company rated excellent by A.M. Best with over #1.3 billion in assets.

Job Requirements

  • Actively employed federal, postal, or military personnel
  • As a Government Benefits Specialist, you must have strong organizational and time management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • We are seeking individuals with a willingness to work hard and are able to commit themselves to the success of this business opportunity
  • Must be able to convey routine and complex information to customers in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment with regard to confidential information
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be flexible and have a strong multitask ability.
  • Life insurance license is preferred but not required.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today if you are interested.  – Send Email
Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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Here is something I bet you did not know. Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

Instructor/Trainer

We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


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For veterans who want to learn a new skill, or expand on a skill-set should check out the fine folks over at Workforce Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges are collaborating to offer short-term skills development programs in the areas of Information Technology, the Manufacturing Industry and Aerospace. Learn more here. 

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.


RED FRIDAY COPTERS
Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

Moving Forward with Forward March Inc.

Yesterday’s Military Hiring 101 Workshop and the Hawaiian Mixer were a success despite the threat of very cold (by San Antonio standards) weather moving in. Those who attended our Military Hiring 101 Workshop left with everything they need to form a solid veteran hiring strategy for their company or organization.

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Of course after all that training people can work up an appetite so its a good thing we have Chef Richard, our resident chef, to make sure we are all well fed and in good spirits.

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Forward March Inc. can make your veteran hiring plan a reality by giving you all the information, processes and tools you need to create a robust military talent pipeline for your company or organization. We can bring the Military Hiring 101 workshop to you and customize it for your company needs. We also have a Military Hiring Guide which we customize for our customers to give them an incredibly valuable resource for hiring military talent.

Contact Forward March Inc. today to see what we can do for you!

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