Battleground To Business

Course Overview

Course Introduction

United State Marines are known for doing their jobs under fire, being straight up, ethical and stalwart. These qualities don’t come to mind when we think of Wall Street or the business world in general. There is much that the Marine Corps can teach about ethically conducting business based on principles of strength and fairness. Ken Marlin, retired Marine Captain and Management Consultant, shares insights based on his book The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: 11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom.
In this course you will learn to operate your business along strong ethical lines. You will learn how to use military tactics to establish clear objectives, further your goals, understand your combat advantages, manage your timing and leverage your team’s skills to achieve success. You will also learn why corporate strategies need to be based on a long-term view and not short-term gains.

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CMOs
  • Business Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Entrepreneurs


Course Methodology

This self-paced e-learning course is based on an exclusive interview with Ken Marlin, retired Marine Captain and Management Consultant.

Learning Objectives

  • How to apply principled behavior
  • Military strategies in the corporate world
  • How to negotiate with honor
  • How to use tactical objectives in a competitive world
  • How to make good decisions based on available knowledge

Course Modules

  • Applying Marine Principles To A Business
    • Marine Principles
    • The Long View
    • “Take A Stand” Philosophy: Be Solution Oriented
    • Decision-Making
    • Know Your Enemies: Analyzing Competition
  • Timing And Negotiation
    • Control The Timing
    • Negotiate From High Ground
  • Benefits Of Discipline In Business
    • Business Gains
  • Category
  • Skills Level
  • Duration
    34 min
  • Competencies
    Strategic Management

Course Experts

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Ken Marlin Managing Partner - Marlin & Associates