“The Littlest Green Beret” represents a small felt hat, my stature, and all those seemingly insurmountable goals. We all face adversity amidst physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and this book is about becoming self-reliant in terms of creating a powerful future. It can also become your battle plan for addressing life’s challenges and the key to unlocking the leader within you.
Through my own stories of adversity, I will convey how leadership development can occur every day if you’re observant, reflective, and determined. This book provides an overview of practical leadership principles for managing oneself, creating a personal strategy, and effectively engaging others to assist you with your own developmental objectives.
By exploring what effective leaders actually do and how they do it, you will learn the principles of personal effectiveness and how visionary leadership can develop and inspire people to achieve more than they thought they could. Leadership can be an illusion of control, but changing your perspective on everyday experiences can provide inspirational learning opportunities for personal growth and development.
Half the proceeds from the sale of this book will be distributed to the Green Beret Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
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cru-ci-ble – a difficult test or challenge; a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions
Expedition designed for transforming leaders through adventure and adversity. April 30 – May 3, 2015 is booked! Taking applicants now for October 1-4, 2015
Tired of the status quo? Desire to lead with conviction and greater purpose? Ready to take on an adventure that will challenge and inspire you to your core.
The Self-Reliant Leadership Crucible™ is designed to take your leadership abilities to new levels in an intense, dynamic and unpredictable environment that maps to today’s challenging business environment.
The Self Reliant Leadership Crucible™ is a referral/invitation only 12-month program for ten amazing leaders. Each person has already achieved a great deal in life, and despite a track record of success, is ready to work with dynamic and inspiring peers to really face their edge and change the trajectory of their life, both personally and professionally.read more
- Heroic = Courage
- Aspirations = The Right Ambition
- Believe = Character
- Grow = Flourish
- Developing = Resourceful, Collaborative and Focused
We believe people are being over-managed and under-led. Self Reliant Leadership is a philosophy about embracing adversity, strengthening the leader/teacher role, and hearing the unheard. It’s about knowing which questions to ask, and having the courage to answer them and act to produce extraordinary results.
We offer executive workshops, coaching, expeditions, and deliver keynote speeches to help leaders develop self-reliance to create powerful futures through a confluence of Sparta’s discipline, Socrates’ self-awareness, Aristotle’s courage, Emerson’s self-reliance, and Thoreau’s reflective humility.
Create a culture of Self-Reliant Leaders:
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- Keynote Speaking and twice-yearly Expeditions designed for transforming leaders.
Our mission is to unleash the virtues of leaders to inspire and transform multi-generational organizations with a common purpose. We know people support what they help create.
“Our organization recently hired Jan as a facilitator to help us gain alignment, improve teamwork, and learn ways to handle conflict constructively. Skillfully, compassionately, and with genuine concern for each member of the board, Jan was able to facilitate open communication, trust, and realignment of team values in a very short period of time. The result was a breakthrough for the board. As board president, I not only value his talent and skills as a facilitator but also appreciate his wisdom as a thoughtful human being.” -Sherrod, Beall, RN, MS, CPNP, Board President, CASBHC and Owner, Animas Consultants, Inc.
“Jan Rutherford has been a critical part of professional growth, helping me gain fresh perpective into complicated work issues, insight into personalities, and tools that can be applied to a variety of work situations.” -Jeremy Meyer, Senior Vice President of Operations, Welldyne