News & Links
Lecture mention – Marketing Practice, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, June 21, 2012.
World War II veteran also serves as mentor to West Point grad, The Official Home Page of the United States Army, May 31, 2012
The Mentor Down the Road… World War II veteran renders proud salute to ‘12 graduate, “Pointer View,” May 31, 2012.
2012 Graduation Photos:
Effective leadership starts with self-reliance, SmartBrief, May 3, 2012.
ESGR Newsletter, March 2012: ”KEY COLORADO BUSINESS LEADERS LEAD THE WAY IN SUPPORTING THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.”
“US MBA Graduates on Offer for Placement with Irish Firms,” The Enterprise Ireland Publication, The Market, Vol.08 Issue.02 , Spring 2012
“The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership” is now listed at USA Book News! (February 2012)
Book Review in the February 2012 issue of the Celtic Connection by Mary McWay Seaman.
Leading Means Leading Change article in the Watercooler – straight talk on strategic issues (January 2012).
University of Colorado coverage (July 20, 2011):
Wireless Workforce: We’re all leaders to some degree … what legacy will we leave? by John Williams, July 14, 2011.
University of Denver coverage (July 6, 2011):
University College Adjunct Professor Jan Rutherford published The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership (Pylon Publishing, 2011).
Denver Business Journal coverage (July 1, 2011):
ABOUT LEADERSHIP: “I had a boss ask me once: ‘Do you have compliance or do you have commitment from your team?’” saysJan Rutherford, author of the newly released “The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership” (Pylon Publishing, 163 pages, $11.99 paperback, $8.99 for electronic version, available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com).
“The real secret to leadership is to get people to follow you willingly. You don’t do that without earning a commitment from those you lead. Those principles upon which you gain a commitment are based on trust: Do you understand what motivates your team? Do you care about the people that you have following you?”
Rutherford, chief commercial officer at 3T Systems in Greenwood Village, weighed a whopping 114 pounds when he joined the service at age 17, serving six years with the Green Berets and another three in military intelligence before returning to civilian life at 26.
He’s donating 50 percent of book sale proceeds to the Green Beret Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. He’s dedicated the book to the West Point Class of 2012, which includes his son.
Littleton Independent coverage (June 26, 2011):
Littleton resident Jan Rutherford has published “The Littlest Green Beret” about his experiences and resultant awareness of leadership principals. He is now Chief Commercial Officer at 3t Systems, a Greenwood Village IT consulting firm. The book is available from Amazon. Half of the proceeds will go to the Green Beret Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Special Operations Warfare Foundation (June 26, 2011)
University of Colorado Denver coverage (June 24, 2011):
In his just published book, The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership, Business School’s Jan Rutherford, Jr. writes about becoming self reliant to create a powerful future despite adversity amidst physical, mental, and emotional challenges. According to Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn, Major General U.S. Air Force (Retired), CH2M HILL vice chairman, emeritus, “this book will enrich your mind and ignite the spiritual forces of your leadership. Jan Rutherford is at once a fire-hardened leader, an inspiring storyteller, and a contemplative scholar. His treatment of Self-Reliant Leadership is the hypergolic fuel that will move you and your organization from excellence to extraordinary, from success to significance.”
Half the proceeds from the sale of Rutherford’s book will be distributed to the Green Beret Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
“The Littlest Green Beret” Book Now Available; 25% Of Sales Go To The SOWF (June 15, 2011)