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TMG returns to the United States Military Academy at West Point for 9th Annual Building Leaders to Achieve Perfection: Heartbeat Leaders First Workshop on March 22 – 24, 2017

For the 9th year in a row, TMG has held its Heartbeat Leader workshop at the leading Institution for Leadership in the world, the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Senior Leaders from several organizations around the country attended this 3-day workshop to learn best practices from both civilian industry and the world’s premier Military Leadership Institution responsible for producing competent and committed leaders of character to our Army and our nation.  Members of Dominion Resources, Arconic Power and Propulsion, Centuri Construction Group, and Clifton Steel were exposed to a wide array of leadership tools and character building exercises to help them gain the competitive edge in their industry by, not only improving their current leaders, but also how to identify and prepare the future leaders of their organizations.  The Heartbeat Leaders First Workshop “is a great, super concentrated, and energizing dose of leadership principles and tools that drive value and creates High Performing Teams,” said Michael Cicchella, Chief Administrative Officer for the Centuri Construction Group who attended this event along with 9 of Centuri’s leadership team to learn how they can develop a Team Performance Improvement system for their fast-growing organization.  

Joe Barto, Founder and President of TMG, Inc., and member of the USMA Class of ’78, led this 3-day leadership emersion experience along with Dave Jones, West Point Chair for Character Development.  For the past 15 Years, TMG has helped translate the military leadership lessons and best practices to civilian industry by getting back to the basics of leadership; building trust, setting expectations, team engagement, and team performance improvement.  This event highlighted these best practices and showed the application of these principals through the real-life examples of West Point Cadets, the USMA Culture of Honor, and special guest appearances from Cadet Tactical Officer, Captain Uddin and several Cadets at different stages of their preparation for a lifetime of Leadership in the US Army.  “We all know what good and bad leadership looks and feels like,” says Joe Barto, “This isn’t something that happens by accident. Leadership is measured by the performance of their teams and is a stand-up, eye-to-eye activity that requires a commitment to build engaged relationships and believe in the people you are leading and the mission you are trying to accomplish.”  

The final day featured Steve Spear, author of The High Velocity Edge and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, who treated the group to a presentation on “Competing at Speed in a Fast-Moving World”.  The basic message Steve imparted on the group was that High-Performance Teams have a culture of sharing knowledge to fight the “war on ignorance” and the faster teams learn from their mistakes and share those lessons with their teams, the more successful they will be in whatever value they bring to the market.  “Nobody remembers the second fastest”.

Invitation requests are now open for next year’s event on March 21-23, 2018.  Come to the home of Leadership, the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY to benchmark against the most proven Leader identification, training, and development system in the world, the United States Army.

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