Harold (Hal) Nelson, Ph.D. is a retired Brigadier General in the U.S. Army and a leadership consultant to businesses. As former Chief of Military History, General Nelson brings world renowned historical expertise to his current work in executive development. General Nelson has facilitated military history-based leadership programs for rising executives, senior VPs, and Boards of Directors at companies such as Motorola, ITT, Levi Strauss, Verizon, GTE, Smith Barney, Tenneco, Sun Microsystems, Shell, Boeing, Lincoln Financial, Fidelity Investments, U.S. Chamber of Congress, Raytheon, Subaru of America, General Dynamics, Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, American Water Enterprises, Apple, and Honeywell.
General Nelson is adept in all areas of leadership development and has a particularly keen ability to assist high-level leaders in sorting direction, understanding the complexities of key decisions, and shaping organizational cultures for greater success. He is the recipient numerous awards and honors and holds a doctorate’s degree in history. In addition to his work at The Lead Life Institute, General Nelson actively works in a leadership training capacity for several other groups.