Executive Leadership Training/Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant

Dr. Phillip T. Kolbe portrays Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant while providing an enthusiastic method of teaching in an entertaining fashion. Dr. Kolbe became interested in General Grant while he was serving as a military officer. Phill Kolbe as Ulysses S. GrantAs he read and studied about General Grant, he realized that General Grant utilized the essential elements of leadership throughout the course of his life. Union General Grant’s friendship and respect for Confederate General Robert E. Lee represents a genuine example of leadership methods that can be used in the workplace. On reflection, Dr. Kolbe believed that leadership training presentations would be helpful in the teaching and training of leaders in all walks of life. FedEx, several universities, attorneys and the military agree.

Dr. Kolbe presents a realistic look-alike impression of General Grant. He projects a feeling of learning while living in the Civil War era during his presentations. He generates the atmosphere that learning can be fun.

Schedule a training session and bring an exciting way of learning to your business or group. Continuing Legal Education credits may be awarded for some presentations.

Some topics that are necessary to be a successful effective leader are:

  1. Personnel management
  2. Problem recognition and resolution
  3. Seeking out information
  4. Oversight with a positive attitude

Dr. Kolbe recently retired as Director of Graduate Studies in Real Estate at The University of Memphis. He taught for more than 30 years, starting at the University of Arizona while he was the President of a real estate research corporation and the CEO of a market research firm. Dr. Kolbe has twice received The University of Memphis Distinguished Teaching Award and was the first recipient of the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. In total he has received ten teaching awards during his academic career. He serves as a consultant to a wide variety of corporations and as an expert witness. He has published numerous articles and several books on real estate finance and investments.

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Video of Dr. Kolbe teaching leadership training to executives at Shiloh.

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