Leadership Lessons of the U.S. Navy SEALS

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9780071408646: Leadership Lessons of the U.S. Navy SEALS

The authors of this book have reverse-engineered the leadership techniques and strategies used to lead SEAL teams in combat, and applied them to the business world. The lessons they present - lessons that focus on the ability to create, manage, and lead effective teams - are as appropriate in the boardrooms of New York as they are on the battlefield. The book will teach leaders how to: effectively communicate objectives in a way that builds loyalty, and educates and motivates your workforce; construct and re-enforce organizational structures that optimize communication and decision-making processes; acquire and keep essential team members without resorting to pay increases; train and maintain an effective, market-leading team; leverage team members to expand and contract a workforce rapidly without business risk; and turn an employee into a profit. Entrusting real-life stories from the front lines to illustrate their points as well as examples from the business world, the Cannons' book will provide valuable guidance to managers and leaders.

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"(Military teambuilding offers) more dimensions than a ropes course, and requires initiative, creativity, and discipline. I can easily see the parallels to the workplace." - Stephen Covey"

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Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs provides you with hands-on, field-tested advice from authors with decades of experience in both business and combat. This straight-talking handbook shows you how the leadership and teambuilding techniques of the elite, no-nonsense Navy SEALs can help you forge a powerful and goal-driven workforce, one that is prepared to take on and triumph over every challenge. Here you'll discover how to create and manage small, skilled, and loyal teams that:


-Conduct focused operations with a minimum of costly distractions
-Quickly analyze situations to arrive at logical, effective decisions
-Work with, instead of against, other team members, sharing victory and learning from defeat

Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs is filled with examples of how the SEALs have learned to operate effectively as a team. It discusses the necessity of giving each employee a specific and vital role; explains how you can acquire and keep essential team members without automatically resorting to pay increases; explores various methods you can use to expand or contract your workforce without taking on lethal business risk; and more.

While today's "Lean is better" mantra is great for businesses looking to control their costs, it can be excruciating for employees looking to stabilize and build their careers. Let Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs show you how to overcome this environment and instill confidence in each of your employees by creating, training, and leading teams designed to successfully carry out each phase of your company's long-term mission.

Leadership Secrets from the Navy's Elite Special Forces

"The SEALS are without doubt one of the highest-performing organizations on the planet. The secret ingredient is that every SEAL is a leader/teacher, engaged in continuous, interactive teaching and learning. This book . . . is a must read for all leaders." Noel M. Tichy, Professor, University of Michigan Business School and author of The Cycle of Leadership

For nearly half a century, the legendary SEAL (Sea-Air-Land) organization has been creating strong, effective leaders who excel at developing remarkable teams and delivering extraordinary results. This elite group's unique approach to leadership, which has been successfully field-tested on grueling missions around the world, is just as useful in today's no-quarter business arena as it is on the battlefield. Built around firsthand examples from both the military and business worlds, this step-by-step success manual will show you how to:


-Communicate objectives simply and forcefully
-Build flexible, dynamic organizational structures
-Gain the trust and loyalty of team members
-Prevent bureaucracy within chains of command
-Plan and prepare for crises

Enlist the Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs and transform your workplace from a group of disconnected individuals into a confident, goal-driven team.

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