A new book of business leadership advice draws upon a successful four-decade military career to teach the lessons of being a good leader.
Why It’s Important
There is a term in the Navy Seals called a “Bullfrog,” which refers to a Seal with the longest active duty career. That title, for many years, belonged to Admiral William H. McRaven, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 2014, worked with the Navy SEALs, led the special operation that killed Osama Bin Ladin, and served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
Admiral McRaven is the bestselling author of the 2017 bestselling book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life … And Maybe the World, and now he has released his most recent book, The Wisdom Of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (But Not Easy).
Drawing from four decades of leadership experience, Admiral McRaven offers leadership advice explaining how to grapple with crisis situations, manage disagreements, transition organizations through difficult moments, and face challenging moral issues.
“Each chapter provides a Make Your Bed-like parable, rich with insights like those featured in his bestselling memoir, Sea Stories, about the specific leadership traits required to be at the top of your game,” says the publisher.
What The Critics Are Saying
“The number one New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed has a new book out, and it’s perfect for anyone looking for a little direction. It’s a collection of leadership lessons he amassed throughout his life, including the 37 years he served as a Navy SEAL and the four years in which he served as Chancellor for the University of Texas system. Talk about a diverse resume!” says Katie Couric Media.
“Although mostly directed at the business community, McRaven’s knowledge owes a great deal to his military background—’Run to the sound of the guns,’ ‘no plan survives first contact with the enemy’—but few readers will miss his points because they have been made so often by other writers. Sensible yet overly familiar advice for potential leaders,” says Kirkus Reviews.