Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, (Ret.)
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Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, (Ret.)

Retired U.S. Army Colonel

Thirty years of extraordinary leadership performance have earned retired U.S. Army Colonel Jill Morgenthaler both the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit awards. A woman of many firsts, she provides organizations a unique perspective on leadership and expertise on communication amidst crises and chaos.

   
Leading from the Front: Leadership Amidst Chaos

Organizations face unpredictability every day. Cities worldwide are plagued with natural disasters and man-made emergencies. Unfortunately, municipalities cannot rule out terrorism. Recent events have shown how the lack of leadership or poor leadership exacerbates the situation. What do you need to be, know and do to effectively save lives, property and reputations?

She will cover five core leadership components necessary for facing a crisis, showing you how to apply specific leadership skills for managing the change or crisis. An award-winning speaker and storyteller, she will enthrall the audience while sharing concrete information on what a leader must be, know and do during times of chaos.

Crisis leadership skills are necessary to save lives, property and the reputation of organizations. Crisis leadership involves skills that are vital to recovery in the midst of a disaster. The question is what leadership skills are essential to define the crisis beyond the obvious, gain confidence of the responders, survivors and stakeholders, forecast consequences of decisions, assess the impact of the crisis on core assets, and make decisive lifesaving decisions.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Secrets to Lead and Succeed in Business

Some people roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. Some advance their careers and some unknowingly sabotage their careers. Colonel Jill Morgenthaler shows you ways to move forward, while eliminating unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back. You can easily incorporate these invaluable coaching tips into your social and business skills. If you recognize and change certain behaviors, the results will pay off in career opportunities you never thought possible—and in an image that identifies you as someone with the power and knowledge to lead and succeed.

Are you tired of younger people being promoted before you and over you? Are you tired of someone taking credit for your ideas and contributions? Do you feel stuck and cannot figure out why you can’t get further in your career ambitions? If any of these are true for you, “From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Secrets to Lead and Succeed in Business” is definitely for you. Colonel Morgenthaler, both a retired colonel and a businessperson, will give you solid “how-tos” to move your business and your career forward. She will open your eyes to things you can do so that you may lead and succeed.

Also: First you will join Colonel Morgenthaler in her showdown with Saddam Hussein. Then you will laugh, learn and leave with at least one aha! that will help you lead and succeed in business. Some people roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. Some advance their careers and some unknowingly sabotage their careers. Colonel Morgenthaler shows you ways to move forward, while eliminating unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back. You can easily incorporate these invaluable coaching tips into your social and business skills. If you recognize and change certain behaviors, the results will pay off in career opportunities you never thought possible—and in an image that identifies you as someone with the power and knowledge to lead and succeed.

Secrets for the Feminine Leader

Women’s feminine leadership is the key to transforming organizations, communities and us. Long-term change has to happen in a new model where values such as integrity, compassion, listening, receiving and a win-win approach to negotiation play key roles. Colonel Jill Morgenthaler will cover how to stay true to yourself as you become a successful leader. She will guide you in determining what qualities a leader possesses; how to become the decision maker; who can affect your career; and what are the unstated rules and hidden barriers.

Meet Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, (Ret.)

Thirty years of extraordinary leadership performance have earned retired U.S. Army Colonel Jill Morgenthaler both the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit awards. A woman of many firsts, she provides organizations a unique perspective on leadership and expertise on communication amidst crises and chaos.

Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler is an expert in developing leaders. She was one of the very first women to train as an equal with men in the military. Her career took her from company command along the Demilitarized Zone along North Korea to commanding in hot zones around the world, saving lives and bringing freedom. In her civilian career, she ran homeland security for Illinois, leading nine agencies and thousands of employees to protect lives and property. Her thrilling stories from exposing a Soviet plot to kidnap an American engineer to her showdown with Saddam Hussein include universal leadership lessons relevant to all levels of management. Her delivery is dynamic, entertaining and energizing. Colonel Morgenthaler provides solid “how-tos” that you can apply immediately to overcome obstacles, affect change, and bring success to your organization. Her book, The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer, is receiving praise nationally and internationally.

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