Leadership Lessons from Battlefield to Boardroom

Leadership Lessons from Battlefield to Boardroom

Sponsored by: LMA International
Domain: Marketing Management & Leadership
BoK Competency: Department Management & Motivation

Colonel Retired Steve Merkel gave more than 30 years of service to the United States as a Soldier in the Army. He has led teams both in peacetime and in combat of all sizes – ranging from a few subordinates to well over 4,000. Steve now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He has found the similarities between the military profession and the legal profession to be both surprising and profound. Steve has learned a great deal over the course of his life about leadership and building high performing teams that helped him both on the battlefield and now in the offices of his law firm.   

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine what traits and skills lead to effective leadership 
  • Explain tangible tips for individuals to develop effective leadership characteristics in themselves
  • Discuss 3 key characteristics of a high-performing team (and How Leaders Can Foster Them)
Steve Merkel, Chief Operating Officer, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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