The Littlest Green Beret

Building Self-Reliant Leadership

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The Littlest Green Beret explores the skills and attributes leaders need to develop to be self-reliant so they can overcome adversity when it strikes. The book’s author, Jan Rutherford, shares his perspectives and insights from the book in this video-based course.

Duration: 20 minutes of video lessons

The course covers:

  • Dealing with Adversity
  • Conducting Self-Discovery Work
  • Being a Good Coach
  • Learned Optimism
  • Building Teams
  • Instigating Change

The target audience for this course is leaders and future leaders who want to strengthen their leadership skills. The value of this course to participants and the organization are:

  • A better sense of self and increased confidence as a leader
  • Improved abilities to recognize and deal with adversity as it arises
  • Better individual and team performance because of stronger leadership

Jan Rutherford is a principal at thoughtLEADERS. Prior to his business career, Jan joined the U.S. Army at age 17 (weighing 114 pounds) where he spent six years in Special Forces as a medic and “A” team executive officer, and three years as a military intelligence officer. Jan is the founder of Self-Reliant Leadership, and co-host of The Leadership Podcast. He holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, where his research focused on the effects of long-distance learning on job performance. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida, and was a Distinguished Military Graduate.