A question that we have gotten from individuals in the past here at Echelon Front is: Is business management hard? The Simple answer to this is YES. Managing people and business is hard, however, there are skills that we can learn as individuals that make this easy, and more importantly
If you’re looking to understand how tactical management is different from strategic management, you might be like one of many leaders who struggle with strategic versus tactical thinking. At Echelon Front, we see many clients who initially tend to focus on one or the other. However, leaving out either of
In this insightful DEF Reset Week #2 article, we dive into the concept of Priority and Execution. With so many tasks to get to and not enough time to accomplish them, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Without a plan, you can’t expect to be successful. Even when you plan, things
Beyond Management – Leading with Vision Business management, both administrative and strategic, is the backbone of a company’s smooth operation. At its core, it is about applying the company’s resources—material, financial, human—to achieve objectives efficiently. Yet, the true key to success lies in leadership that not only manages the business,
Does Self-Discipline Get Easier? Self-discipline means doing what you have committed to do, what you know you need to do, even when you don’t want to or have lost the motivation that led you to make the commitment. While self-discipline is never easy, like any skill, the more you practice,
In this video, Jocko and Dave discuss the reputation of being a “hammer” in a leadership position. They explain that being seen as the hammer, someone who is aggressive and always uses force to solve problems, is not desirable. They emphasize the importance of being detached and making decisions in
Beyond Management – Leading with Vision Business management, both administrative and strategic, is the backbone of a company’s smooth operation. At its core, it is about applying the company’s resources—material, financial, human—to achieve objectives efficiently. Yet, the true key to success lies in leadership that not only manages the business,
The Rise of AI and Its Role in Leadership The principles of good leadership are timeless, but tomorrow’s leaders will face a unique challenge: integrating the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their approach. While AI offers vast potential for streamlining decision-making and advancing operational efficiency, it is crucial
Why Is Effective Stress Management Important? Cumulative stress is a factor that all humans are exposed to despite their positions in professional environments, relationships, academia, or, simply put, life. Without healthy coping mechanisms and strategies to mitigate these stressors, leaders will likely fail to reach maximum potential in leadership capabilities
What Are Reasons That Effective Stress Management Is Important? In today’s fast-paced world, understanding what are reasons why effective stress management is important has become more relevant than ever. Stress management is crucial not only for maintaining mental and emotional well-being but also for ensuring physical health, productivity, and overall
Discipline Over Motivation In this insightful DEF Reset Week #1 article, we dive into the concept that discipline beats motivation in leadership development. Learn why relying on discipline is essential for continuous improvement, enabling you to prioritize leadership skills amidst daily challenges. Read Why Motivation Doesn’t Count. Discipline Beats Motivation
EVERYONE WANTS TO WIN. LEARN HOW TO BUILD A WINNING CULTURE INSIDE YOUR ORGANIZATION. We had a client that was tired of losing. For years, they had been ranked last among twelve disaggregate job sites across the U.S. One leader in the organization finally decided he was tired of losing
Former Navy SEAL and Extreme Ownership co-author Jocko Willink and TOPGUN and Echelon Front Instructor Dave Berke explain how to fix company culture.
Leadership is a complex and challenging endeavor. Whether you’re a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, navigating the intricacies of effective leadership can be daunting. The demands of today’s fast-paced business landscape – from managing teams remotely to juggling competing priorities – require a comprehensive set of skills and a
In today’s competitive business landscape, the foundation of success lies in the ability to cultivate robust and cohesive teams. A pivotal element of effective teamwork is the establishment of relationships among team members who collaborate toward shared objectives. In this blog post, we will explore five strategies to elevate team-building
Leading a new team can be both exciting and challenging. Whether you’re new to the team, promoted from within, or leading a freshly formed team, the principles of effective leadership remain constant. In this article, we’ll explore 10 tips to help you lead a new team.   1. Cover and Move:
Let’s explore the concept of accountability and its relationship with extreme ownership. We are going to navigate the terrain of personal responsibility, effective communication, and building strong relationships within your team.  Extreme Ownership: The Foundation of Accountability:  In the world of leadership, the term “accountability” often goes hand in hand
“How can one exercise good leadership and communication in a team with several remote workers?” ‍As remote work becomes more common, it poses unique leadership challenges. In the office, you can walk over to your coworkers’ desk to ask a question, but with remote workers, communication can be a problem
“What is some advice you would give to a leader who has a hard time letting go of the reigns and delegating to others?” ‍For the last year, I’ve been leading a weekly planning meeting of key staff who work to produce concerts at the Nashville Symphony. Each concert or
Are You Taking Ownership or Wasting Leadership Capital in Your Marriage? In a recent live session of the Women’s Assembly, Corey Mize discussed a pitfall that she faced in the first years of her own marriage – a pitfall that too many people fall into. It was counterproductive communication and
One of the most common questions we get at Echelon Front, when talking to prospective clients, is what kind of return on investment will we see from this training? This is an honest question, and we know how important investing in your people is for mission success. Employees are the