182nd Airborne Division, US Army
Thanks for taking the time to help educate the leadership of the 82nd Airborne Division. Your work is inspiring, meaningful, and timeless.
You were a tough act to follow on stage, but you helped us meet the conference goals. Not only do I appreciate your efforts, but I left the meeting energized and ready to tackle the next challenge. You showed a clear understanding of where we are and articulated what the leadership team can do to ensure we have a successful year. Thank you.
3Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Ed's messages are woven in through real-life stories that are credible examples of leadership issues regarding integrity, moral courage, and accountability...his work is crucial to developing leaders in today's workplace.
4Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership
Your presentation caused us to think about ourselves, our people and how we were going to to do things differently when we got back home...
5The Beck Group
Ethics is such a hot button issue now and you addressed some of the tough issues that we face in our day-to-day business and personal lives. Your story-telling ability during your presentation illuminated the ethics issue even further. It is a challenge to keep peoples' attention right after lunch and you managed this with ease!
On behalf of the entire BetterManagement LIVE team, I'd like to thank you for your participation in our annual business conference. Your thought on instilling leadership throughout the organization have inspired out attendees.
7Bovis Lend Lease
Our team's trip to Gettysburg will be one of the highlights of our year. After the program, everyone could identify the similarities between the decisions that were made leading up to the battle and running a 21st century company. We were completely engaged as a management team. It was a powerful experience and the discussions helped us understand and apply what we had learned. With the facilitation of your organization, we developed great insights into leadership that will help us run a better company. It was without a doubt the best team-building event that Bovis Lend Lease has ever experienced.
8CEO Conference, Europe
Thank you for the compelling insights into leadership you provided for our group of CEO's in Palermo, Sicily. You made that all-important personal connection [and] gave us strategies and real answers to the problems we face as leaders. The morning was engaging and challenging, and we left the conference better equipped than when we came.
As Ed Ruggero spoke, I looked around the room and saw that the meeting attendees were fully engaged, even enthralled . . . . Ed Ruggero's presentation makes an impact that can be advantageous to any organization where effective leadership is required for success — in other words, every organization.
11Council of Communication Management
Let me express my personal appreciation to you for speaking at the 2006 Council of Communication Management Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Your presentation, "Building a Winning Culture: Leadership as a Competitive Advantage", was superb and your participation raised our annual Conference to w new level of excellence. Who would have thought that a WWII hero could have so much impact on communicators in 2006? But your telling of Jim Gavin's story certainly hit the mark. My warmest thanks for traveling such a far distance and for engaging us so thoroughly with your unique point of view.
The timeless messages you shared . . . fit perfectly with our emphasis on building talent and doing it the right way. Feedback on your session confirmed that the leaders of this company benefited from your experience in guiding organizations to develop the kind of leaders people want to follow . . . . Thank you for sharing your insight on how DIRECTV can continue to develop a winning culture.
Ed's speech was extremely inspiring, motivating, and energizing. We were surprised and delighted by how relevant his insights were to our creative organization, and how applicable and timeless his leadership principles are. His presentation was the perfect way to kick off our Leadership Development Program. People are still talking about it!
14Executive Department of New York State
We wanted to thank you personally for helping us produce one of our best ever Conferences. Your presentation thoroughly engaged the audience of more than 800 State managers and executives — Having a professional speaker like you delivering a strong leadership message — telling real-life stories from the 'trenches,' relating your military and journalistic experiences, and injecting humor throughout — provided an added bonus that made the day's events thoroughly enjoyable for all conference participants. Numerous participant evaluations specifically identified your presentation as what they liked best about the conference.
You have a particular gift of not only finding the proper and interesting story..., but the information and tips you provided are immediately usable and practical for a wide variety of work settings. No one was bored and the feedback to me was outstanding.
What an outstanding day! Your talk was the centerpiece. Thanks for making our guests feel a little of the magic of West Point and the inspiration that produces great leaders. You made our guests, client and Forbes a little more special then they already are!
Thanks for doing such a great job of energizing our senior leadership team. Your story telling humanized the Gettysburg experience and demonstrated the far-reaching consequences, both positive and negative, of varying leadership styles. The follow-up session was instrumental in helping us to focus on creating and fine-tuning our own personal leadership philosophies.
18Georgia Building Industry Summit
Thank you for your exceptional presentation on Leadership Amid Chaos. The topic was extremely timely...and very well received by the attendees as evidenced by the comment card responses such as 'dynamic mood and content set by Ed Ruggero'.
19Grundfos Pumps Corporation
The Gettysburg Leadership Experience was one of the most meaningful and thought provoking seminars I have ever attended, one we will not forget and which cannot be duplicated in a classroom. I was looking for an innovative way to challenge my leadership team to think more strategically and to learn that they could achieve results beyond what they each thought was possible. The Battle of Gettysburg, as a learning platform, provides every leadership dilemma ever contemplated in business school. Ed Ruggero is a gifted historian who excels at helping others grasp the unchanging elements of leadership through the Battle of Gettysburg. We came away with a deep understanding and appreciation for what took place there and how we can apply the lessons learned and avoid the mistakes that every leader encounters, whether at war or in the everyday battle to grow a business. Academy Leadership and Ed Ruggero have earned our highest endorsement!
Thank you for the terrific job you did helping us launch our two-day Leadership Conference. We challenged you to keep the group interested (at the end of a long work day), teach us some practical ideas about leadership, and give us tools we could put to use immediately in addressing the challenges we face as leaders. You exceeded our expectations on all counts. People were still referencing [your presentation] a week later.
21Gulf Coast Business Review
Feedback about your talk has been very positive. People told me they liked your story telling ability and how you used stories from West Point experience to illustrate and reinforce your message about building leaders. It was weaved together seamlessly and delivered in a style that kept the audiences attention - good pace, with passion, right amount of humor and content to make you think. Clearly, you know your subject matter, and you are passionate about it.
22Harvard Business School
Thanks so much for spending time with us at the Harvard Business School. Your leadership insights and remarkable story-telling ability fit our needs exactly. The audience came away with useful knowledge and a great role model for how to share a clear and compelling vision.