About

Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC develops successful strategic leaders who confidently and effectively lead their colleagues and employees so their organization can make the greatest and most positive impact in their community and the world. Founded by retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, Diamond6 seeks to provide unique and results-oriented leadership development in an arena of cookie-cutter coaching programs and run of the mill training workshops. Since 2004, we have been creating experiences that have been called “extraordinary, inspirational, memorable and life changing.”

Our approach includes live workshop events, seminars, speaking engagements, leadership consulting, as well as coaching and mentoring.

Our workshops and leadership consulting services are designed to be transformational experiences during which groups and individuals take a fresh look at their own leadership styles and learn innovative ways to improve upon them. Participants leave with proven strategies, effective resources and the confidence to successfully lead themselves and others in their organization.

To help our clients become successful in their business and leadership development goals our leadership development consultants and faculty approach our workshops from three key areas:

  • Individual Leadership: Our leadership development seminars offer fresh perspectives on leadership styles, enabling you to examine new approaches and then adopt management styles that match the strengths of individual leaders.
  • Organizational Leadership: We structure these leadership development workshops to give you the tools and insights to create and implement a strategic plan, manage change successfully and establish a sustainable succession plan for your organization.
  • Experiential Leadership: This leadership development workshop brings you to the exact spots where military leadership lessons were played out at Bull Run, Gettysburg and other historic sites.

Click here for a comprehensive list of seminars (PDF).

In order to deliver effective leadership development workshops and seminars, Diamond6 has an incredible team of talented and highly knowledgeable faculty, led by Dr. McCausland. Our leadership development consultants and faculty have all held admirable leadership roles in military combat, education, non-profits and corporations, and teach honestly from their own experiences and challenges as leaders. Their areas of expertise include experiential leadership development, conflict resolution, organizational culture and executive wellness. This ensures that our clients receive a well rounded experience and learn skills from a variety of perspectives.

History

Diamond6 was started to accommodate the growing demand for leadership development workshops focused on educators and education business officials as well as leaders in the non-profit organizations and corporations.

Since 2004, Jeffrey McCausland, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, has worked closely with educators and business leaders to develop their leadership skills. Through his and his teams facilitation Diamond6 has assisted participants in creating workable plans and practices to implement into their own organization. With these plans participants leave his workshops with new vision and insight to effectively and confidently manage conflict, uncertainty and change within their organization.

“I’ve learned that we need effective and strategic leaders now more than ever—particularly in the area of education. Without strong leaders in schools we are leaving future generation to find their way in the dark.” – Jeff McCausland

Initially, his leadership workshops were conducted through Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA as part of the Benjamin Rush Leadership in Conflict Initiative, a department of the school led by Dr. McCausland. The popularity of the workshops grew quickly and upon the urging of family, friends, colleagues and many past participants Dr. McCausland decided to establish Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC in September, 2010.

Our custom designed workshops and personal approach has created a loyal following. Most of our clients have returned year after year to bring new groups from their organization or to build on their previous experience. No matter if it’s a one hour seminar or a multi-day workshop participant comments include, “extraordinary, memorable, inspirational, and life-changing.”

The Diamond6 Leadership main office is located in Carlisle, PA with staff and faculty all over the country. Dr. McCausland and his team travel also travel to clients to consult with them one-on-one on an as needed basis. At Diamond6 we know how important it is to remain in close contact with our clients to be of assistance in overcoming hurdles, road blocks and conflicts as they arise. This also ensures that lessons learned are implemented properly and are effective for the organization and it’s stakeholders.

The meaning of Diamond6

The name Diamond6 comes from Jeff McCausland’s radio call sign during the first Gulf War. As commander of the 3rd battalion, 17th Field Artillery, a unit of the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, McCausland led some 750 soldiers into Iraq in the spearhead of the VII Corps attack. McCausland believes that leading soldiers in combat was the most extraordinary and truly unforgettable leadership experience he has ever had (and probably every will have) and he named the business as a way to connect back to that experience and to inform and inspire his current work with his clients and Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy.

Our Approach

Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy takes a unique and innovative approach to leadership development through a methodology that is individualized, customized and dynamic. This approach takes into account the organization holistically as well as the individuals who “make it all happen.”

Neither the organization nor the individual exist exclusively, says Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, founder and CEO of Diamond6. “They are interdependent as teamwork is an essential ingredient to organizational success. We seek to bring together the individual and the organization through our dynamic workshop experiences.”

When you leave one of our leadership development seminars or workshops you and your group will have the tools to confidently and effectively lead your colleagues and employees so your organization can make the greatest and most enduring impact on both your community and the world.

INDIVIDUALIZED

Diamond6 believes that everyone, no matter where they may fall within an organization, is a leader who plays an instrumental role in any organization’s success. Our approach keeps the individuals of the organization top of mind. Without effective individual leaders, the organization as a whole is ineffective. Consequently, “organizational” and “individual” leadership development are important. In close consultation with our clients, we endeavor to select seminars that focus on both. By looking at culture, generation gaps, personal relationships and emphasizing health and wellness participants can also think critically about their leadership style and approach.

CUSTOMIZED

We understand that your organization is unique with its own set of challenges, culture, structure, stakeholders, and a variety of different leadership roles. Consequently, Diamond6 creates customized workshops geared towards YOUR organizations needs and and goals. Our workshop experiences create the opportunity for participants to re-focus their vision, re-align their goals and become newly inspired about the vital role they play within the organization. Our leadership development workshops look into the future to see how the lessons learned now will be valuable “down the road.” You will receive the tools to successfully manage day to day challenges, conflicts and possible crisis. We are convinced that this dynamic approach keeps both your organization and it’s people in mind.

DYNAMIC

Diamond6 uses a combination of lectures, inspirational speakers and experiential learning that fosters group camaraderie and enhances learning. We offer something for every style of learning and create the opportunity for the group to have a hand in creating their own experience throughout the workshops and seminars. Diamond6 workshops seek to connect the vast experience that adult learners bring to each seminar with new ideas and concepts presented by dynamic experts and practitioners.  We seek to further develop reflective learning by also creating a safe space for candid discussion, honest feedback and limitless brainstorming. This is an opportunity to create growth and innovation within the organization on the spot.