9780071844888

First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

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    9780071844888

  • ISBN10:

    0071844880

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-09-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Lead tough. Lead smart. Lead like a Navy SEAL! How to build and lead high-performing teams that will get the mission accomplished

Few, if any, organizations get a mission accomplished as consistently and as decisively as the Navy SEALs. First, Fast, Fearless uses gripping first-hand accounts to show readers how SEAL team leaders apply a potent combination of decisiveness, creative thinking, discipline, adaptability, and perseverance to win at every turn.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Becoming a Leader of Leaders 1


CHAPTER 1
A Special Kind of Warrior 9

PART I: DO YOUR PART FIRST
The Brand of a True Leader

CHAPTER 2
What Do I Mean by “Leader”? 33
CHAPTER 3
Owning Your State of Mind: The First Strike Mindset 43
CHAPTER 4
Power by Example: The Importance of Ethos 55
CHAPTER 5
Be It Ever So Humble:
There Is No Place Like Leadership 71
CHAPTER 6
Always On: Leadership in the Moment,
Every Moment 87
CHAPTER 7
Look, Listen, and Feel: Communication and
Charisma Fight Side by Side 99
CHAPTER 8
“Ya Got What Ya Got”: Leading Through
Bureaucracy and Limited Resources 113

PART II: RUNNING TO THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE
The Essence of Brotherhood

CHAPTER 9
The Guiding Light: Values and Shared Vision 129
CHAPTER 10
Powering Teams Forward with TRUST 141
CHAPTER 11
Two Is One, One Is None:
The Power of Swim Buddies 155
CHAPTER 12
Through, By, and With: Developing Teamability
and Shared Consciousness 167
CHAPTER 13
Developing a Perimeter: An Invisible Shield to
Clarify and Protect 179
CHAPTER 14
Leading from All Parts of the Line:
The Importance of Followership 193

PART III: BATTLE RHYTHM
Turning Brand and Brotherhood into Music

CHAPTER 15
No Man Left Behind 209
CHAPTER 16
Leading at the Speed of War 219
CHAPTER 17
Outside the Box: How to Enhance Team
Innovation and Problem Solving 233
CHAPTER 18
Thriving on the Rhythm: Seizing First, Fast,
Fearless Leadership Moments 245
CHAPTER 19
The Man in the Arena 259

APPENDIX
First, Fast, Fearless Leadership Maxims 263
Index 271

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