TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL's 10 Fail Safe Principles For Inspired by his time as a Navy SEAL and building award-winning organizations in the business world, Brent Gleeson has created a powerful roadmap for today’s existing and emerging business leaders and managers to improve their ability to successfully navigate organizational change. Over the past ten years since leaving the SEAL Teams, Gleeson has become a well-respected thought leader and expert in business transformation. He has spoken to and consulted with hundreds of organizations across the globe and inspired thousands of business leaders through his highly insightful philosophies on leadership, culture and building high-performance teams that achieve winning results.
Never has change been more consistent and disruptive as it is now. Business leaders and managers at all levels can’t just react to change. They have to lead change. They have to take point.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brent Gleeson is a highly sought-after business consultant, a serial entrepreneur, and a decorated Navy SEAL. He has degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, English and history from Oxford University, and a graduate business degree from the University of San Diego. As a member of SEAL Team 5, Gleeson’s platoon had some of the first SEALs deployed to Iraq in early 2003. He served several tours in Iraq, Africa, and other theaters of war. After returning to civilian life, he built award-winning, multi-million dollar organizations that were repeatedly named in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies. He has been featured on many business podcasts and local and national news channels such as CNBC, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, TMZ, and the Discovery Channel. For the past for years he’s written about business and change in his two regular business columns in Forbes and Inc. TakingPoint is his first book.
“For those that want to deepen their understanding of the lessons today’s veterans have learned, and how those lessons can make us all better business leaders, Brent is a person you’ll want to listen to!” —Stanley McChrystal General, U.S. Army (Ret.) Managing Partner, McChrystal Group
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war. So should business leaders. No matter what industry you’re in, it will face change. By outfitting you with a set of brilliant, battlefield-proven principles, TakingPoint will help you meet that change head-on and guide your team to success.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Use of Force
“Not just another leadership book. It is an inspirational shot of adrenaline with clearly defined tenets upon which to build and transform organizations.” —Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL and author of The Terminal List
“I was struck by how much Brent Gleeson’s 10 Principles applied to the entrepreneurs and business leaders we serve at Inc…one of the most credible business books I’ve seen in a long while.” —Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief, Inc. Media
“In TakingPoint – inspired by Navy SEAL principles of discipline, accountability, resiliency and agility - Gleeson shares his unique combination of tactics and strategies all leaders and managers need in today’s more volatile and unsettled business environment.” —Congressman Scott Taylor, Former Navy SEAL