James L. Capra is currently the CEO and Founder of The Front Line Leadership Group, a leadership training and development firm located in Argyle, Texas. Unlike other so-called leadership experts, Mr. James L. Capra has successfully managed and led thousands of multi-generational employees during his government tenure having served in numerous leadership positions. He now shares his successful strategies on how to effectively develop outstanding organizational leaders across generational boundaries in the global business arena.
Capra discusses and shares with the audience the critical importance of building a foundation of trust by developing a moral position that employees, as does the organization, have a purpose. Our people not only have a purpose in the organization, but have a moral purpose in life. “SOP’s don’t develop a culture of trust…leaders do!”
Capra discusses the fundamental principles for leaders and aspiring leaders to be willing to develop positive relationships in life, both in the professional and personal arena. He discusses and highlights the importance of covenant relationships across generational boundaries with individuals and stakeholders.
Capra discusses in detail the essence of “leading from the heart” at the Front Line and the importance of recognizing that leaders only have a moment to make a difference in the lives of others. He shares the necessity of understanding the priniciples of People, Purpose and Passion in the execution of dynamic leadership.
"Jimmy Capra rocks! His dynamic presentation was exceeded only by the power of his message. He charms his audience with wit and wisdom, while challenging them to reject mediocrity and to demand excellence & accountability. Our nation needs more Jimmy Capras."
"Jimmy - great job speaking at our annual Heroes of Denton County awards banquet. Your down-to-earth message to the young fire fighters and law enforcement officers in our crowd resonated with every one. I even heard Senator Nelson remark that you gave her "goose bumps" when talking about your experience on 9/11. Thanks for your inspiration that night and your continued friendship to the Heroes. Also, good luck on your new book, it's fascinating!"
“James Capra has been a regular presenter at police leadership classes in the Dallas area hosted by the Caruth Police Institute. Students consistently rate him among the finest instructors they have had. His depth of experience is matched only by his energy, enthusiasm and skill as a speaker. His philosophy that leadership must be built on a strong ethical base blended with empathy for fellow beings, produces an immediate bond with the audience. The result is a dynamic speaker with a message worth hearing.”
“Leadership at the Front Line belongs in the hands of every one on your leadership team. I strongly believe this philosophy could transform the way the world does business. Jimmy’s no holds barred talk on leadership is a must for all leadership teams desiring to break through the academic speak and hear from someone who actually lived a life as a leader.”
“James L. Capra, Chief of DEA Operations (ret.), brings an outstanding resume of service…selfless service to those most fortunate to hear him present on issues related to leadership and administration, drug enforcement initiatives in the U.S. and abroad and even the joys of being a husband and dad. His commentary is based on facts and real world experiences that have positively shaped his life and the lives of those he was chosen to direct and guide. Outstanding speaker for those interested in real world leadership in a tough and demanding environment.”
“This book is a great read and it crosses over cultural lines. We had twenty senior leaders from two car dealerships meet once a week for eleven weeks to discuss each chapter of this book. Over the eleven weeks not only did our team learn how to love the people we have been entrusted to serve, but we also grew to love each other better. James has inspired this team to pursue excellence every day that we show up to work.” - Mike Biggers, Huffines Auto Dealerships.