Rob Roy shares a wealth of leadership tips from his years in the military in The Navy Seal Art of War. Each chapter contains a short but powerful meditation that will help anyone who aspires to influence others. The author writes, “Real leaders inspire, direct, guide, and give hope.” The book delivers as promised.
Roy’s book addresses various leadership topics like planning, mentoring, human resources, mental toughness, devotion, faithfulness, loyalty, and hard work. Leaders from all walks of life will appreciate the approach here. It is a good day to learn a few lessons from the world’s most elite fighting force.
Here are a few examples:
The Essential Seven
Extraordinary teams have a clear leader.
Extraordinary teams have quantifiable goals.
Extraordinary teams have well-defined roles.
Extraordinary teams share resources.
Extraordinary teams communicate effectively.
Extraordinary teams are 100 percent committed.
Extraordinary teams discourage big egos.
Be decisive. Move quickly.
Don’t let stress result in your blaming others.
Don’t let distraction deter you from accomplishing your objectives.
Never “take yourself out of the game.” Always stay positive.
Under stress, good leaders learn how to compartmentalize tasks so they don’t get overwhelmed and shut down.
Stay focused on the mission. Don’t let fatigue or stress deter your focus.
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