Ed Ruggero

Developing the Kind of Leaders that People Want to Follow.

Author and Speaker Ed Ruggero has helped clients as diverse as the FBI, CitiFinancial, the New York City Police Department, Time, the CIA, Forbes, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, P & G, and Hugo Boss USA develop the kind of leaders that people want to follow.

Ed is the author of eleven books, including Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943, which became a one-hour docu-drama on The History Channel. Ed is also the co-author of The Leader's Compass, a fictional story of how one leader developed a personal leadership philosophy. His most recent book is The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day. Ed is a panelist for the Washington Post's On Leadership series and has been a guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. Ed serves on the board of trustees of Outward Bound's Philadelphia Center.

Following graduation from West Point, Ed Ruggero was commissioned in the United States Army and served as an infantry officer in a variety of leadership positions. Following his military service, Ed pursued a career as an author, public speaker, and trainer. In 2007, Ed delivered a series of talks to business leaders in major cities throughout China. He also leads a Gettysburg and a Normandy Leadership Experience, where participants walk the ground of these great struggles to learn battle-tested leadership lessons that will help them meet their own challenges. To book leadership speaker, Ed Ruggero call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Culture, Creativity, Leadership, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Pennsylvania

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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Author and Speaker Ed Ruggero has helped clients as diverse as the FBI, CitiFinancial, the New York City Police Department, Time, the CIA, Forbes, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, P & G, and Hugo Boss USA develop the kind of leaders that people want to follow.

Ed is the author of eleven books, including Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943, which became a one-hour docu-drama on The History Channel. Ed is also the co-author of The Leader's Compass, a fictional story of how one leader developed a personal leadership philosophy. His most recent book is The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day. Ed is a panelist for the Washington Post's On Leadership series and has been a guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. Ed serves on the board of trustees of Outward Bound's Philadelphia Center.

Following graduation from West Point, Ed Ruggero was commissioned in the United States Army and served as an infantry officer in a variety of leadership positions. Following his military service, Ed pursued a career as an author, public speaker, and trainer. In 2007, Ed delivered a series of talks to business leaders in major cities throughout China. He also leads a Gettysburg and a Normandy Leadership Experience, where participants walk the ground of these great struggles to learn battle-tested leadership lessons that will help them meet their own challenges. To book leadership speaker, Ed Ruggero call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

Everyone loves a good story, and Ed comes across some great ones in research for his books and in his work with clients. He uses these stories in a traditional speaker's format to inspire audiences and teach them important lessons about leadership, leader development, ethics and creating a winning culture. Ed tailors each talk to support the business goals of the group he is addressing.

A Winning Culture

Building the Right Team for the ChallengeSuccessful leaders inspire people and create flexible organizations to get the job done in the face of shifting plans and priorities, unexpected changes, even against tremendous odds. Sharing insights gained from personal interviews with WWII veterans, Ed explores how commanders created a culture that was built to win.

Leader Development

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders TodayBusiness leaders have a responsibility to find and develop the people who will lead the organization tomorrow. Using the in-depth research from his book Duty First, Ed shares how leaders can develop their subordinates' talents and capitalize on their desire to succeed.

Leadership and Ethics

Do Well by Doing GoodLeaders of character strive to do the right thing. Ed leads the audience in a exploration of how military and business leaders make ethical decisions. Participants leave with a framework for finding the best solutions to tough questions.

Executive 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."

The History Channel

I just wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to join us on History Channel International. Not only are you an authority in your field, you're clearly at ease on television and the combination made our panel discussion extremely compelling.

Harvard 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.

82nd 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.
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