HISTORIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING PRESS COVERAGE
Our company has been profiled in numerous national publications. Check out what they have to say about Historic Leadership Training.
Investors Business Daily published an article in which Antigoni Ladd was interviewed showing the importance of "trust in success" using Lewis & Clark as role models. Read the article at Investor's Business Daily.
USA Today published a Special Edition "Gettysburg, Turning point of the Civil War" commemorating Gettysburg's 150th Civil War battle. One of the featured articles was "Valuable lessons in leadership."
Abraham Lincoln is being reborn in some circles as a management guru. James Fugitte, president of Fort Knox National Bank in Elizabeth, KY and Mike Edl, a vice president of TDS Telecom, a unit of Chicago-based Telephone & Data Systems Inc., each learned a different lesson from the Lincoln session conducted by Tigrett Corp., a management training firm based in Arlington, VA.
Industrial and Commercial Training Magazine
The British training magazine, Industrial and Commercial Training, requested an article on our unusual, history-based training. In response, Everett & Antigoni Ladd wrote this story, demonstrating the value of learning from historic role models.
It is reprinted with permission of Emerald Group Publishing Limited, from Volume 42, No.4, of Industrial and Commercial Training.
Land of Lincoln
Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America, by Andrew Ferguson (New York: Grove/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007) is a journalist's search for Lincoln's meaning in our times. The author, like many Americans, has been a Lincoln enthusiast since his own childhood. Ferguson, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, traveled the country looking at ways people see and use the image of Lincoln today.
Tigrett Corp.'s leadership-based-on-Lincoln workshop received an entire chapter, with the author sometimes admiring, sometimes poking fun, but always giving a good read.
And the hottest new training device is the offsite, a company- or department-wide session away from the office. But today’s offsite isn’t a few meetings in a windowless hotel banquet room followed by a round of golf and cocktails. More likely it’s built around a truly exotic challenge. . .
But unusual offsites may be tapping into an economic shift that is more lasting than the bull market—the need for “soft” (interpersonal) skills in a quick-moving, unstructured service economy in which advantages are momentary and a slight shift in the business model can mean either big bucks or doom.
Stories of the battlefield, and particularly the emotional encounters during the Civil War, stay with managers long after they return to the daily office grind. Gettysburg is one of the most popular destinations for executive trainers. It was at the tiny Pennsylvania town in July 1863 that approximately 172,000 soldiers fought a bloody three-day battle. many historians say the battle, which resulted in 28,000 (soldiers killed, wounded and captured) for the South and 23,000 for the North, was the turning point of the war.
So, what can a manager learn at Gettysburg? For starters, the importance of communication: Many historians acknowledge that insufficient communication between Gen. Robert E. lee and his men played an important role in the South's defeat.
Business Week published a short article "Robert E. Lee as 10-minute Manager" that tells a story of his troops unquestionable loyalty.
Corporate University Review
Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Winston Churchill and Sitting Bull have much to teach about leadership. And today’s business executives are listening. . . Famous battle sites, such as Gettysburg National Military Park or Little Big Horn, are increasingly popular as learning laboratories because they engage students beyond an intellectual level.
University of Chicago Magazine
Some 130 years after his death, Abraham Lincoln has a new career as a leadership trainer. Antigoni Ladd, co-founder of Tigrett Corp., conducted a Lessons from Lincoln seminar for about 15 executives in Gettysburg, PA. She explained how Lincoln would focus on his goal. As long as his "employees" performed their duties, he ignored their personality quirks and disparaging remarks.
The Lincoln Forum
Local business owners and leadership educators, Everett and Antigoni Ladd, founders of Tigrett Corp.--Historic Leadership Training™, were named to the Board of Advisors of the prestigious Lincoln Forum. The Forum, led by Lincoln scholars Harold Holzer and Frank Williams, just concluded its annual, three-day conference in Gettysburg on Nov. 18. In the world of Civil War studies, the Forum is considered the best in the country for presenting the newest scholarship on the 16th President and draws a sophisticated, well-read audience each year to an always sold-out conference. www.thelincolnforum.org.
A Bibliography of Press Clippings
- “A Gettysburg Address,“ by Ann Witmer, Small Market Meetings.
- “In Gettysburg, Leadership Training Businesses Strike a Chord,” by Brent Burkey, Central Penn Business Journal.
- “Ike's Traits Were Straight”, by Steve Watkins, Investors Business Daily, part of a series on analyzing leaders and studying their traits.
- “Lincoln Management Style Serves as Model for Today’s Executives,” by Don Pieper, The Lincoln Forum Bulletin,, a feature story on Everett and Antigoni Ladd.
- “Probation Officers Get Lessons from Lincoln,” Orlando Sentinel, p. K23.
- “Round Top Classroom: Business techniques learned from Gettysburg battlefield,” York Sunday News.
- “Extreme Offsites,” by Rebecca Winters, TIME, in TIME SELECT MANAGEMENT section. Unusual offsite workshops for today’s managers reviewed.
- “Executives Get Leadership Lessons from Battlefields: Civil War Sites are Favorites for Tours, Lectures on Strategy and Problem Solving,” by Beth Berselli, Star Tribune, page D4, Minneapolis, MN. This is another of the reprints of the Washington Post story.
- “Where’s the Boss? Waterloo, Perhaps: Military Lessons Help Managers Win Wars of Commerce,” by Beth Berselli, Hartford Courant, page A1, Hartford, CT. This is a reprint of the Washington Post story.
- “Positive Ways to Manage Negative People: Work on Changing Behavior, and Then Try Three-Strike Rule,” by Morey Stettner, Investor’s Business Daily, page 1, Los Angeles, CA.
- “Lincoln’s Modern Job,” by Qiana Johnson, University of Chicago Magazine, page XIV, Chicago, IL. Offers a good brief summary emphasizing U of C grad, Antigoni Ladd.
- “Battlefield Seminars and Reenactors Help Teach Lasting Leadership Lessons,” by Lynn Densford, Corporate University Review, page 16, Securities Data Publishing, Marietta, GA. This is a comprehensive article with color photos.
- “Soldiers of the Fortune 500,” by Leah Thayer, Trend Letter, page 3, published by The Global Network, Washington, DC. This article offers a good, brief summary of the program concept.
- “Cannons of Management: Executives Flock to Battlefields for Training,” by Beth Berselli, The Washington Post, page 1, Washington, DC. This is a comprehensive story by a reporter who attended the complete three-day Gettysburg workshop. This syndicated story was also carried under various titles in The Miami Herald, The San Francisco Examiner, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Hartford Courant.
- “Learning from Lincoln,” Family Business, Winter 1998, page 53, Philadelphia, PA.
- “War and Wingtips: Robert E. Lee as 10-Minute Manager,” Business Week, page 8, New York, NY. Focus is on the Battle of Gettysburg.
- “Business Bulletin: A Special Background Report on Trends in Industry and Finance,” by Pamela Sebastian, The Wall Street Journal, page 1, New York, NY. This short summary describes the historic leadership concept and offers quotes from business executives who attended programs.
- "Managing Change with Classical Wisdom,” by John K. Clemens and Antigoni Ladd, The Southern Banker, page 12, Norcross, GA. This is the story behind the story—the idea behind historic leadership programs.