Academy Leadership

Leadership Boot Camp & Performance Coaching

Available dates

Dec 10—12, 2019
3 days
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
USD 2750
USD 916 per day
Mar 10—12, 2020
3 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 2750
USD 916 per day
Apr 14—16, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 2750
USD 916 per day
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About the course

In just three days, the Academy Leadership Boot Camp will help your leadership skills make a quantum leap to the next level of performance, productivity, and effectiveness. And your satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed—or your money back!


With a stable of brands that have become household names—from Pringles to Pampers, Crest to Tide, Bounty to Olay, Folgers to Old Spice — Procter & Gamble is by anyone's standards one of the most successful corporations on the planet.

Founded 166 years ago as a small family-owned soap and candle company, P&G today has annual sales of more than $80 billion and almost 98,000 employees serving customers in 140 countries.

And when P&G CEO Bob McDonald made it his mission to instill powerful, profitable leadership skills throughout his organization, he turned to Academy Leadership's training programs and coaching to make it happen.

Today, more than a thousand executives, professionals, and support staff from both public and private organizations of all sizes have participated in Academy Leadership's workshops and seminars, including our best-selling Leadership Boot Camp Experience.

In this intensive 3-day boot camp, you can create your own personal leadership philosophy, become a better leader, and master skills that can help you improve your business results and accelerate your career.



Prior to attending the Leadership Boot Camp program, you will receive a copy of The Leader's Compass, 3rd Edition and will be required to complete a first draft of your Leadership Philosophy (Leader's Compass). Please allow 3-4 hours for completion of all required pre-work.

Day 1: Know Yourself

Introduction The Leader's Journal

Personal Leader Profile

  • Identifies activities that energize a leader.
  • Describes one's most challenging leadership relationships.
  • Learn your preferred style and instinctive needs.
  • Communicate better with people who are wired differently.
  • Describes key issues on how one develops trust.
  • Identifies the correct type of feedback needed.

Goal Setting

  • The SMART formula for setting goals.
  • Providing direction and defining priorities.
  • Clarifying roles and responsibilities.
  • Linking team and organizational missions.
  • Measuring results.
  • Rewarding success.

Leader's Compass

  • Why study leadership?
  • Defining leadership.
  • The ten most important leadership principles.
  • Expectations of leaders.
  • The four basic leadership styles.
  • Your personal leadership philosophy.


Allow 1-2 hours to complete the required readings and exercises from Day 1.

Day 2: Know Your People

Communicating as a Leader

  • A systems approach to communication.
  • Causes of organizational communications problems.
  • How messages become distorted.
  • Four ways to handle data overload.
  • Effective listening.
  • Four tips for improving communications.

Creating a Motivational Climate

  • Why motivation is the key to success.
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
  • Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory.
  • Goal setting.
  • Reinforcement, rewards, and punishment.
  • Building a motivational climate.

Leveraging the Power of Conflict

  • Managing conflict for continuous improvement.
  • The five styles of conflict management.
  • Four steps to conflict resolution.
  • Establishing a win-win environment.
  • Six ways to prevent a conflict from recurring.
  • Contrasting assumptions about conflict with implications.


Allow 1-2 hours to complete the required readings and exercises from Day 2.

Day 3: Know Your Stuff

Setting Leadership Priorities

  • What is your time really worth?
  • Four tips for managing your time more effectively.
  • Six ways to manage the time of others.
  • Seven steps for maximizing time use.
  • Identifying and using high-payoff activities.
  • Eliminating unnecessary paperwork and e-mail.

Leading Productive Meetings

  • Three types of meetings and when to use them.
  • Learn the characteristics of successful meetings.
  • Properly prepare for a meeting.
  • Proper actions to chair a meeting.
  • The keys to follow-up after the meeting.
  • Coping with dysfunctional behaviors.

Leader as Coach

  • Nine characteristics of effective coaches.
  • Five keys to great coaching.
  • Conducting performance coaching.
  • Coaching to correct substandard performance.
  • How to be a mentor.
  • Guidelines for gaining productive feedback.

Trust the experts

Jay Pullins

Jay Pullins has been leading and developing leaders in a variety of settings for over 25 years. He has a diverse background as a military officer, an appointed public official, and Executive Pastor of Alaska's largest church. Jay is the founder and owner of Anchorage-based Catapult Leadership So...


Bill Blackburn

Bill Blackburn, CDR, USN (ret) is the founder and President of Blackburn & Associates, LLC and an Affiliate of Academy Leadership. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership for Villanova University. Bill has spent three careers and over 36 years immersed in the study and practice o...


Kevin Boyd

Experience Leadership Coach & Facilitator Company Name Academy Leadership Dates EmployedJul 2019 – Present Employment Duration5 mos Location Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland Academy Leadership is committed to changing the world, one leader at a time. I am a member of by a group of ...


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