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

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LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER

SEAL-style leadership—your best weapon in today’s complex business terrain

Beyond extreme physical and combat achievements, SEALs are known for mental toughness, bias for action, decisiveness, creative thinking, adaptability, and perseverance—all under extreme stress. They get things done through, by, and with others. SEALs have a unique way of approaching every challenge and opportunity that enables them to do what others can’t—or simply won't.

Competing in the global economy isn’t unlike guerrilla warfare. Your competitors come at you from unexpected places with surprising force, and the marketplace is constantly shifting. As a leader, what do you do to empower your business and your people not only to survive but to thrive—and win?

First, Fast, Fearless is a practical guide for the business leader who wants to learn from the best of the best how to build and lead effective teams in conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and constant change. As one of the most experienced trainers in Navy SEAL history, “Iron Ed” Hiner reveals how to:

  • Develop your personal leadership brand—and make it your credo
  • Create mission-aligned teams that operate as true comrades
  • Establish and communicate crystal-clear goals
  • Enhance team innovation and problem solving under pressure
  • Combat the enemies of copious bureaucracy and inadequate resources
  • Rise to the call of leadership when it counts most

You may not be facing jihadists in the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Iraq like Hiner did. But just as his SEALs depended on him to lead them on successful missions and safe passage home, your people are counting on you to empower them, defeat the competition, and forge paths to greater success.

Be a First, Fast, Fearless leader!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction Becoming a Leader of Leaders
  9. Chapter 1 A Special Kind of Warrior
  10. Part I Do Your Part First: The Brand of a True Leader
    1. Chapter 2 What Do I Mean by “Leader”?
    2. Chapter 3 Owning Your State of Mind: The First Strike Mindset
    3. Chapter 4 Power by Example: The Importance of Ethos
    4. Chapter 5 Be It Ever So Humble: There Is No Place Like Leadership
    5. Chapter 6 Always On: Leadership in the Moment, Every Moment
    6. Chapter 7 Look, Listen, and Feel: Communication and Charisma Fight Side by Side
    7. Chapter 8 “Ya Got What Ya Got”: Leading Through Bureaucracy and Limited Resources
  11. Part II Running to the Sound of Gunfire: The Essence of Brotherhood
    1. Chapter 9 The Guiding Light: Values and Shared Vision
    2. Chapter 10 Powering Teams Forward with TRUST
    3. Chapter 11 Two Is One, One Is None: The Power of Swim Buddies
    4. Chapter 12 Through, By, and With: Developing Teamability and Shared Consciousness
    5. Chapter 13 Developing a Perimeter: An Invisible Shield to Clarify and Protect
    6. Chapter 14 Leading from All Parts of the Line: The Importance of Followership
  12. Part III Battle Rhythm: Turning Brand and Brotherhood into Music
    1. Chapter 15 No Man Left Behind
    2. Chapter 16 Leading at the Speed of War
    3. Chapter 17 Outside the Box: How to Enhance Team Innovation and Problem Solving
    4. Chapter 18 Thriving on the Rhythm: Seizing First, Fast, Fearless Leadership Moments
    5. Chapter 19 The Man in the Arena
  13. Appendix First, Fast, Fearless Leadership Maxims
  14. Index