“You deserve the best! I value your business. My team and I look forward to working with you.”

– Anthony (Tony) Hardin


TELA26, LLC was founded by Anthony (Tony) Hardin, a 27-year military veteran and author of the “ABCs of Avoiding Unethical Behavior: Critical But Simple Advice for Leaders in Any Profession”. The company started in 2007 as Ethical Leadership Seminars. TELA26 is dedicated to the training and development of leaders and organizations in both the public and private sectors, utilizing The Ethical Leadership Alphabet (TELA) created by Hardin.

In addition to ethical leadership presentations, TELA26 also provides premium Program Management, Financial Management, and Continuity consulting services, as well as Aviation Seminars and Special Events.


TELA26 is a verified “Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB CVE” (logo is authorized for display on this website). The logo is intended to be used by entities to certify that the user is verified under 38 U.S.C. § 8127(f) (2) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a SDVOSB.

TELA26, and its sub-contractors, deliver value-added services with the tenets of ethical leadership serving as the foundation.




DUNS Code: 039178816

CAGE Code: 89MF0

CAPABILITY STATEMENT:  Click Here to Download a PDF of TELA26, LLC’s  Capability  Statement

NAICS Codes:

541611     Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

541990     All other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

611430     Professional and Management Development Training

611512     Flight Training

611699     All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instructions

611710     Educational Support Services

711310     Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities

711320     Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events without Facilities


The Ethical Leadership Alphabet (TELA) is comprised of the following advice to leaders in any profession:

Avoid negative people

Believe in yourself

Consider things from different angles

Don’t give into unethical behavior

Exemplify excellence in all you do

Find ethical leaders for mentors

Give more than you planned

Handle personnel situations consistently

Identify and educate those who try to discourage you from making changes

Jump at opportunities to help deserving people

Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier

Listen well, really listen

Make people feel good about their work and their lives – but be honest

Never lie, cheat, or steal – always strike a fair deal

Open your eyes and see things how they really are

Provide compassion to those experiencing life challenges

Quit making excuses for those who engage in unethical behavior

Read, study, and learn about things with ethical implications

Stop complaining about your boss and senior leadership

Treat everyone with respect

Understand yourself in order to better understand others

Value your upbringing and spiritual beliefs

Work your boss’s problems

eXamine the company you keep

You must set the example for ethical leadership

Zero in on unethical behavior and remove it from the workplace