• Heili Sitre

    “The principles of paradigms and taking responsibility really spoke to me. The materials and the exercises really helped me take everything in.”

    Heili Sitre
    Inzmo, Kliendisuhtluse osakonna juht
  • Robert Käsper

    A great course which gets people in the civil sector approaching situations from a different angle and makes how they handle it more flexible and easier to understand.”

    Robert Käsper
    RKIK, Sõduri kategooria juht

Leadership Principles from the Battlefield

We believe that every problem is a leadership problem.
Leadership becomes easier when you have the right knowledge, skills and tools.


On the battlefield, change is rapid, there is never enough information or resources, stress is high and decisions can have disastrous consequences. Whatever the situation, decisions still need to be made, and that’s what we teach – how to cope regardless of the environment. There is no desert in Estonia, there are no mountains in Estonia, and yet our elite units have fought in just such conditions. Regardless of the environment, there is one element that does not change – and that’s people. How to lead, build relationships and make a team work will always remain the same.

The ‘Leadership Principles from the Battlefield’ training course focuses on practical exercises that illustrate and help participants understand how to apply the principles they have learned to their work and daily lives. Our experience has shown that we learn best through practice.

We teach leadership principles from elite units, as well as those adapted for civilian enterprise. They work because they are simple and can be applied in any team.

Leadership Principles: The Foundation for Success

In any mission-oriented environment, be it a battlefield, corporate boardroom, or startup ecosystem, the ability to lead effectively is paramount. Leadership Principles serve as not just behavioral guidelines but as cornerstones that shape the culture, dynamics, and success rate of your team. These principles can be distilled into key mindsets and operational laws that form the blueprint for exceptional leadership and effective execution. The following “Mindset: The Inner Drive” and “The 4 Laws of Combat” are a roadmap to understanding the crucial frameworks and attitudes that govern a successful leadership.

How will you benefit from the training?

Participants will gain in-depth experience of the use of principles of leadership and extreme ownership and how to apply them in real-life situations. The exercises are practical, immediately usable and suitable for managers of all levels and experience.

Participants leave the training with upgraded skills to:

  • Make quick decisions based on limited information
  • Implement decisions on the basis of substantive ones immediately
  • Take ownership of problems and solutions
  • Be considerate of the team and work together
  • Communicate more effectively with managers, subordinates and colleagues
  • Simplify the plan and increase efficiency
  • Prioritise daily tasks and long-term strategies
  • Encourage others to solve problems and LEAD
  • Suppress their EGO to better support the task at hand
  • Adapt to changing circumstances
  • Make decisions in confusion and chaos
  • Take ownership and solve problems at work and at home

What will be the effect after completing the course?

Good news:

You have the tools needed to be a great leader and team member. You also have practical experience of how to utilize these principles and what it takes to be Elite – the best of the best.

Bad news:

Now it is on you, and you need to get after it, because no one else can do it for you but yourself! And it is going to be a hard journey, but one that you have a say in it.