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    Trained to be a leader

    Trained to be a leader

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Christopher Vann | Audience members listen intently as Dr. Steve Wilke speaks during the “Developing...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Christopher Vann 

    Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Joint Task Force Guantanamo hosted renowned author and motivational speaker, Dr. Steve Wilke, at the new Trooper’s Chapel at Naval Station Guantanamo, March 5.

    Dr. Wilke, principle at LEADon Inc., heads the organization focused on incorporating performance enhancement through leadership development. LEADon has assisted organizations, executives and their teams with their visions to increase productivity and profitability through its principle-based approach.

    "About 15 years ago, I had a group of business leaders come to me saying that they spend a lot of money on leadership, and it’s not getting them anywhere, ‘do you have any ideas?’" said Wilke, "I said I have plenty of ideas. And that’s when I set out to solve this dilemma, and what came of that was our consulting firm LEADon."

    LEADon Inc. has a multitude of professionals with a wide range of expertise in individual, organizational and systems psychology, business and management, and non-profit organizations. Some of their services include: individual leadership development, organizational leadership and high impact workshops and keynotes, to name a few.

    Wilke has been a public speaker for many years and has written multiple books, including “The Leading Edge: 9 strategies for Improving Internal and Intentional Leadership.” One of the stages entitled “Developing and Maintaining High Performance Teams,” served as the basis for his poignant lecture during his time on the island.

    Wilke said, “One of the keys to building a high performance team is to realize that great teams are evolving and changing, they’re never static.”

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Enobong Udoh, a mail services specialist, stated that everyone, no matter your status, rank or duty, can take something away from the training. “A person who takes initiative and responsibility is something that will carry them through the rest of their career,” said Udoh. “Those are elements of leadership.”

    Navy Cmdr. Steven Gammon, an attendee of the presentation said, “The most important part of leadership isn’t just on the intellectual agreement, but to have a passion for unity and what it is that you’re doing.”

    Wilke has lectured and coached to numerous businesses, including Fortune 500 companies.

    "Leadership is not foreign to the military, there’s manuals and training", said Wilke. "The bottom line is can this help improve a person’s personal and professional life? If it does, you have a friend for life."



    Date Taken: 03.05.2014
    Date Posted: 03.14.2014 10:29
    Story ID: 122001
    Location: GUANTANAMO BAY, CU 

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