The program allows participants to examine leadership challenges while walking the very fields where the decisions made to overcome extraordinary challenges had such far-reaching impact. Gettysburg—the town, the battlefield, the museum and Cyclorama—offers numerous opportunities for discussion: There are examples of tactical innovations by subordinate officers, the impact of inadequate or incompetent leadership, communication problems between commanders, team-building challenges for seasoned and emergent leaders, dramatic consequences of decisions made my junior leaders, and the example of strategy and vision provided by President Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address.
Another participant said, “This has been a fabulous opportunity to study leadership in a unique set of circumstances that can translate to modern management environments.”
You can take them golfing. You could do (yet another) ropes course. You can sit in a hotel conference room and show PowerPoints. Or, you could bring them to