Joshua "The Gunny" Adams is the Owner and CEO of Perspective Approach, a company dedicated to helping other leaders develop their leadership capabilities and the performance of their organizations.
Having come from a military family, he joined the Marines at 17 and was rapidly promoted through the ranks to Gunnery Sergeant, being awarded numerous medals for leadership and valor in combat.
After receiving significant injuries, he retired from the Corps in order to be closer to family and be a better husband and father.
He realized that the purpose he found every day in the Marines was not as obvious in civilian life, so he founded Perspective Approach, taking his years of leadership training and cultural development to other companies and organizations to help them succeed and perform at higher levels.
You can find him presenting at small companies up through large summits, rock climbing, and eating gratuitous amounts of pizza with his family.
TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL TRAINING AND TOOLS THAT ALLOW ORGANIZATIONS TO FORGE UNIFIED CULTURES THAT PROFIT
After serving a career in the Marine Corps Joshua quickly realized that many organizations lacked the unity, communication skills, and initiative that is the bedrock of the Corps' success. But even more than that, most leaders and their teams seemed to have a disconnect between their "life and values" and their "job". We seek to reunite two of the most important parts of life and to do so in a fulfilling way.
We will always act with merit, quality, and respect. We will honor every commitment we make to our customers, our vendors, and ourselves.
We will boldly speak truth, even when it may be hard to hear, for the betterment of ourselves and others.
We have a responsibility as leaders to treat others the way we want to be treated, with respect, encouragement, and support. We will strive to earn the trust of our people and our customers daily.
"Shields to the Left!"
"Shields to the Left" is a phrase that comes from the Spartan Phalanx formation. Each warrior had a shield that was meant for the protection of the man to his left. This is where the term "Right-Hand Man" comes from. As leaders, we have an obligation to use our talents for the person "to our left", and truly become a right-hand person.