Lessons From Lincoln, Churchill, Eisenhower, Douglass Inspire Nation's Most Unique and Interactive Leadership Training
Tigrett Leadership Academy offers history-based training with 21st Century relevance.
Gettysburg, PA (Nov. 9)—Well into the second decade of the 21st Century, our society faces significant social, political, and economic turmoil. In this environment, how can organizational leaders—in business, non-profits, and government—navigate through this upheaval?
At Gettysburg-based Tigrett Leadership Academy, the key to the future lies in the past. By using lessons from 19th and 20th Century giants such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick Douglass, Tigrett offers history-based training with 21st Century relevance.
“Through unique and historically-tailored programs, we are able to help organizations—of all types and sizes—manage conflict, deal with difficult people, and lead organizational change that is responsive to today’s realities,” says Antigoni Ladd, co-founder and curriculum director at Tigrett. “As we approach the 154th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we have changed our name from Historic Leadership Training to Tigrett Leadership Academy—and in keeping with our programs’ evolving responsiveness to the needs of our clients, we have relaunched our web presence at www.tigrettleadershipacademy.com."
“The historic figures we incorporate into our training lived in times more tumultuous than ours—civil wars, slavery, world wars, depressions, and more—and their leadership was indispensable to humanity’s progress,” says Ladd. “It is essential that 21st Century organizations heed those lessons.”
Tigrett applies the lessons of history to help the leaders of today and the future through three program tracks:
Inspiring Others Organizations often suffer from poor communications, so many of Tigrett’s workshops focus on teaching people to use tools to deliver effective communications. Participants learn to inspire and focus people on the mission from the masters of language—Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. From Eisenhower’s example in shaping his D-Day team, learn the skills of building consensus and running effective meetings. In class, participants apply these tools to their own workplace needs.
Building Teams The most effective teams have clearly understood goals, people who feel they contribute to the mission, trust and respect for the roles of others, and use open and honest communications. These workshops are designed specifically to help leaders learn to build high-performance teams, especially in the face of continuous change.
Guiding Change It is easy to lose focus in the midst of our constantly changing business world. Competition, technological advancements, downsizing, and growing government regulations are all culprits, but they can be managed. These programs are designed to help leaders guide their teams through change by creating a culture of commitment and responsibility.
Tigrett’s leadership programs are tailored to each organization’s needs, and can vary in length from a half-day up to three days or more, at selected historical sites throughout the nation. They include notable Civil War battlefields—including Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, and Antietam—as well as Little Bighorn in Montana, Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and locations along the 3700-mile Lewis & Clark Trail.
Programs include the “Leadership Lessons” series, which includes workshops on Civil War Navies, Lincoln, Eisenhower & Churchill, Eisenhower & D-Day, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gettysburg, and Moby Dick; “The Many Faces of Leadership,” using case studies of Civil War leaders Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, Harriet Tubman, and others; “Wisdom for Today from Leaders of the Past,” using Mahatma Gandhi, Eisenhower, Churchill, General George Marshall, and Roosevelt as examples of courage, inventiveness, and determination; and “Working With You Is Killing Me,” which helps teams to deal with difficult co-workers, reduce stress-related issues arising from work relationships, and improve interpersonal relations and understand boundaries.
Founded in 1984 by Everett and Antigoni Ladd (bios), Tigrett Leadership Academy’s clients have included associations; federal, state, and local government agencies; corporations; health care organizations; and non-profits. Tigrett offers turn-key workshop services to include booking hotel rooms and meeting space, handling meeting room logistics (registration, A/V, catering), and scheduling excursions, guides, and group activities. Tigrett Leadership Academy also is certified to teach Everything DiSC® Workplace. Tigrett Leadership Academy: Experience it. Learn it. Live it.