7th Army Training Command visits the Munich Business School
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students from the Munich Business School participate in a leadership seminar provided by Lt. Col. Austin Luher of the 7th Army Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center on Sept. 13, 2023, Munich, Germany. The four-hour discussion was part of the Munich Business School’s Leadership Week and was designed to give students a perspective on leadership through the Army’s layered definition of leadership. (Photos taken by Harold Shorter) (Photo Credit: Harold Shorter) VIEW ORIGINAL
7th Army Training Command visits the Munich Business School
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students from the Munich Business School participate in a leadership seminar provided by Lt. Col. Austin Luher of the 7th Army Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center on Sept. 13, 2023, Munich, Germany. The four-hour discussion was part of the Munich Business School’s Leadership Week and was designed to give students a perspective on leadership through the Army’s layered definition of leadership. (Photos taken by Harold Shorter) (Photo Credit: Harold Shorter) VIEW ORIGINAL
7th Army Training Command visits the Munich Business School
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Austin Luher of the 7th Army Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center provides a leadership seminar to students of the Munich Business School in Munich, Germany, Sept. 13, 2023. The four-hour discussion was part of the Munich Business School’s Leadership Week and was designed to give students a perspective on leadership through the Army’s layered definition of leadership. (Photos taken by Harold Shorter) (Photo Credit: Harold Shorter) VIEW ORIGINAL
7th Army Training Command visits the Munich Business School
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students from the Munich Business School participate in a leadership seminar provided by Lt. Col. Austin Luher of the 7th Army Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center on Sept. 13, 2023, Munich, Germany. The four-hour discussion was part of the Munich Business School’s Leadership Week and was designed to give students a perspective on leadership through the Army’s layered definition of leadership. (Photos taken by Harold Shorter) (Photo Credit: Harold Shorter) VIEW ORIGINAL

MUNICH, GERMANY - On 13 Sept., 2023, Lieutenant Colonel Austin Luher, the director of the 7th Army Training Command’s Combined Arms Training Center, provided a leadership workshop to students at the Munich Business School’s 2023-2024 cohort.

The four-hour discussion was part of the Munich Business School’s Leadership Week and was designed to give students a perspective on leadership through the Army’s layered definition of leadership. Maciej Kapron, the program manager for the General Management section of the school, conceived the speech to bring experienced leaders into the program for the student’s benefit.

“The Army is one big leadership lab,” Luher told the students. “All of my experiences as a team sports player, a family member, and a Soldier combine to form my philosophy.”

The wide-ranging speech included practical exercise sessions that put students in the role of executives and business leaders attempting to develop an organization to a unified goal. These sessions saw students utilize elements of the Military Decision Making Process combined with personal leadership insights to meld their unique leadership styles into a team-driven atmosphere.

“The students loved the workshop,” said Kapron. “Having a U.S. military officer’s perspective gives a practical twist to things, especially the applicability of leadership in difficult situations.”

Impactful leadership can be a massive changemaker within organizations. Luher made this key distinction: “Sometimes you have to be the team captain, and be out there with the team making things happen. But sometimes you also have to be the coach, be the decision-maker, and be the one that gets things pushed through. As a leader you have to know when to be what.”

The 7th ATC supports partnerships throughout the community to further the cooperation between the command and our host nation. Both the command and the Munich Business School are excited for the opportunity to continue this and other partnerships in the future.