Comes the War, out on February 9th!

“Set in April 1944, Ruggero’s taut sequel to 2020’s Blame the Dead finds Lt. Eddie Harkins, a former Philadelphia beat cop, reassigned to the London branch of the Office of Strategic Services after a stint as an MP. On Harkins’s first day on the new job, he’s dispatched to an alley to examine the corpse of Helen Batcheller, an economic analyst for the OSS. Someone slashed her throat and left her to bleed to death…Ruggero recreates the period’s feel, months before the Normandy invasion, while playing fair with the reader. His superior storytelling makes comparisons to James Benn appropriate.”

– Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Do we have the right leaders in place to grow our company?

Battle-tested Leadership

Ed Ruggero helps executives answer this question and more through immersive leadership training experiences like no other. Through on-the-ground study of the challenges that faced military commanders in critical moments, participants discover timeless lessons of leadership.

You and your team will explore:

  • How leaders facing novel situations make high-stakes decisions amid murky, ill-defined conditions, tight timelines, and imperfect information
  • The intricacies of decision-making in large or decentralized organizations, and how culture affects what’s possible
  • How successful leaders share their vision for success and reduce the possibility of misinterpretation
  • How leaders inspire imagination and courage in themselves and others
  • Why character is essential to leadership

Ed Ruggero’s Leadership Experiences use history to identify principles of leadership in action that will help guide conversations about how you want to lead your own organization.

Experience firsthand what other forward-looking CEOs and their top teams have found so compelling.

Meet Ed

Ed Ruggero is a West Point graduate and former Army officer who has studied, practiced, and taught leadership for more than twenty-five years.

“Thank you for facilitating such an outstanding experience last week! The team left with a heightened sense of
self-awareness, energy and commitment for taking our individual and collective game to the next level.”

Brad Smith, CEO

Ed’s Previous Fiction

Sicily. 1943.

Philadelphia beat cop turned Military Police Lieutenant Eddie Harkins is running out of time to stop a killer before he strikes again.

Set against the heroism and heartbreak of WWII, Ed Ruggero captures the evocative and timeless stories of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

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