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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Fred Astaire Dance Studios has an Outstanding Career Opportunity for Veterans!

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Are you a motivated, athletic individual looking for a fast paced career? If so we are looking for dynamic career minded individuals who have superior customer service skills.

Nationwide Positions Available

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Welcome to the New Forward March, Inc. Website

At Forward March, Inc. (FMI) there is never a dull moment. We like to say that we are moving, shooting, and communicating at a high rate of speed.  FMI is growing fast and expanding both in our numbers of customers as well as in the number of transitioning and veteran men and women that we are finding amazing careers for. We are a company of veterans deeply committed to helping veterans in a multitude of ways. We are providing outstanding career opportunities for transitioning military men and women as well as veterans with our customers such as Tesoro, STARUS Medical Group, and Iron Horse Ranch.

Employment

At FMI we can barely contain our excitement about all the new career opportunities we are providing to transitioning military men and women and veterans. Check out our Jobs page at http://www.forwardmarchinc.com/jobs.html to find out the latest companies working with FMI to grow their military talent pipeline.

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This month we are proud to roll out our new company website as well as our brand new Military Hiring Guide which helps companies learn about military talent acquisition and transition to build a better veteran talent pipeline.

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FMI is also very excited to announce our San Antonio Camouflage to Corporate Conference set for Monday, November 17th, 2014. Space for this conference is limited so we encourage you to register today! The FMI Camouflage to Corporate Conference will help your company or organization learn valuable information on how to better find, attract, hire, and retain transitioning military and veteran talent. This is an amazing conference that can help your organization start building a robust military talent pipeline!

There are always new things happening at FMI and we encourage you to subscribe to our news feed and to bookmark our website www.forwardmarchinc.com so that you can keep up with all the great services and opportunities we post.

~ Article by Tobin Pilotte, Directer of Marketing and Technology for Forward March Inc.