Marine Corps Leadership Basics for Business – Elite Basic Training, Part 2

In my last blog I spoke about two techniques the Marine Corps uses to develop their Marines.  In this post I would like to share two more successful approaches.

3. The Marine Corps believes in teaching leadership in small steps. They believe that leaders are made, not born.  Leadership training starts at the recruit and progresses though out their tenure in the Corps.  Leadership is created through a process of progressive responsibility.  Companies that prepare its leaders through similar “small steps” will have fewer disappointments.  Every new employee should have a tailored leadership plan prior to hire to assure career success.

4. The Marine Corps is an avid believer in the magic of simulation. The theory is, if the training is realistic enough, the subconscious mind accepts it as real.  Through simulation one can become an “expert” in something they have never actually done.  All new employees should be exposed to simulation training – on the job training is a great alternative.  This shortens their learning curve and thus allows them to become productive more quickly.

In my next post I will wrap up my discussion on how the Marine Corps delivers elite basic training.  If you would like to speak with us about creating a topnotch leadership-driven company culture or have a business question or issues you would like to discuss, please feel free to reach out to us via our website Contact page.

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