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    Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg: Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict

    Date: October 6, 2016, 7:30am
    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    10701 Parkridge Blvd.
    Suite 300
    Reston, VA 20191
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Dealing with a difficult subordinate, colleague or boss can be one of the greatest challenges facing a leader.  The challenge becomes even greater when the person is talented and can't be fired.

    That is exactly the challenge faced by Union General George Gordon Meade on July 2, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Meade's failure to deal effectiveliy with his most difficult subordinate, General Dan Sickles, nearly cost the Union the battle and the war.

    Learn the fascinating story of the controversial and colorful Dan Sickles - and how his tense relationship with his commanding officer nearly led to disaster for the Union.  Most important, learn the timeless leadership lessons that can be derived from this critical moment in American history.

    Our facilitator for this discussion is Paul Marcone, President Ox Hill Leadership Tours, LLC

    Paul Marcone is the owner of two small businesses with 33 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including 30 years of management experience.  Paul worked for 13 years on Capitol Hill including 10 years as a chief of staff.  He also worked as the Charter Coordinator for the City of New York, director of communications for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Vice President for Administration at the Russ Reid Company.  Paul owns and operates a government relations firm and a leadership training company.

    Over the last 31 years Paul has pursued his passion for the American Civil War by conducting in-depth research and visiting battlefields such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Manassas on hundreds of occasions -- conducting informal tours for friends and family, and formal seminars for employees, colleagues and clients.  Paul currently combines his executive experience and passion for Civil War history to conduct leadership training seminars for government, non-profit and private sector managers and supervisors.

    Paul has traveled across the country to conduct The Gettysburg Leadership Workshop - an indoor leadership seminar — for public and private sector leaders.  In addition, Paul has conducted leadership seminars at Gettysburg, Antietam and Manassas battlefields for a wide range of clients — including the U.S. Navy, Food and Drug Administration, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, U.S. House of Representatives, Cotton & Company and the Performance Institute.

    Paul holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Fordham University and a masters degree in comparative politics from American University.

    Paul and his wife Denise have four children, Christina, Jaclyn, Elizabeth and Christopher.  For the past 18 years they have lived in Chantilly, VA.  Paul is an avid jogger and has completed the Army Ten Miler road race six times.  Paul also enjoys spending time at the shooting range firing his collection of reproduction Civil War weapons.  Over the years Paul has coached youth soccer and currently volunteers with his church to teach English to new immigrants.

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Gus Lawson at 571.425.2115 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.