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Lead for Success

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We are proud to announce we have a fantastic web-based leadership certificate training program featuring instruction by Major General John Gronski (US Army Retired). John is a proven combat leader with more than forty years’ service in the United States Army including active duty and in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he led units at the company, battalion, brigade, and division level. 



The elements of leader competence which include: 

  • The ability to develop and impart a shared vision 
  • Having the courage to make decisions 
  • Effectively communicate with those you lead 

Gain an understanding of why leading with character is essential for leading effective organizations. Learn how: 

  • Individual core values and organizational values provide direction for those you lead 
  • Credibility is key to developing trust in an organization 
  • Effective leaders place the needs of their followers ahead of their own 

You will learn how to develop resiliency in yourself and those you lead. Learn why you need to: 

  • Inspire positive energy rather than draining energy from the team 
  • Exhibit all the elements of fitness to include mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual 
  • Show your vulnerability because it is the key to leading teams and organizations and is seldom discussed 


The training can be conducted at your own pace and includes “check on learning” quizzes, and a downloadable workbook filled with valuable exercises that will help you develop your leadership competencies.

If the skills or confidence to project your leadership ability have been holding you back from taking the next step - personally, or professionally - this training could make the difference. Everyone has the capacity to be a capable, competent leader. This training will help you unlock that potential. Through more than 40 years of leadership experience in high-pressure situations, John Gronski will guide you through this leadership training program designed for aspiring leaders or leaders with years of experience. Now is the time to invest in yourself and grow as a leader.

About John

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John L. Gronski, Major General (U.S. Army Retired) is founder and CEO of Leader Grove LLC, a keynote speaker, leadership seminar facilitator, executive coach, author, and director of the leadership academy for student-athletes at Lebanon Valley College.  John has earned a superb reputation as a leadership and peak performance expert, a motivational storyteller, and a much sought-after speaker and leadership seminar facilitator and trainer. His presentations feature inspirational stories and wisdom gained from his own leadership experience and the experience of others.


John is a proven combat leader with over forty years’ service with significant military assignments include serving as a Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe where he helped lead 30,000 Soldiers; Commanding General of the 28th Infantry Division (ID) where he led approximately 15,000 Soldiers; Brigade Commander of 2nd Brigade, 28th ID in Ramadi Iraq where he led 5,000 Soldiers and Marines in combat; Brigade Commander of 55th Brigade 28th ID where he led over 2,000 Soldiers on an overseas deployment to Europe; and Military Liaison Team Chief in Lithuania where he led a team of American and Lithuanian military personnel and civilians.


John is a graduate of the University of Scranton where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. John has attended Alvernia University as a doctoral student in the corporate leadership program. He has been certified as a Project Management Professional and he holds a master certificate as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.


John is a graduate of numerous military schools to include the U.S. Army War College, the Command and General Staff Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Ranger School, and Airborne School.  His military awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, and Basic Parachutist Badge.  John has also been awarded the National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice in the rank of Primicerius; The Association of the United States Army McLain Medal; the Republic of Lithuania Medal of Merit; the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania; and the Golden Medal of the Polish Armed Forces.



In the private sector, John worked for many years as a management consultant for over twelve years with a Philadelphia-based consulting firm where he led teams implementing large, complex projects for Fortune 500 companies across the United States in the telecommunications, health care, and utility industries. 



John is the recipient of the Frank J. O’Hara Award in the Government Service Category, the highest award bestowed jointly by the University of Scranton and the Alumni Society.  He is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award and James E. West Award. The Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars presented the prestigious Eagle Award to John in recognition for his combat service and his leadership of the 28th Infantry Division. John was awarded the Washington Crossing Foundation Award by the Washington Crossing Foundation for service and dedication to the ideals of our Founding Fathers.