Monday, March 16, 2015

Why you should share your leadership stories

Several Navy leaders have left Naval service and written very good books about their leadership experiences.  Some names you may recognize are Captain D. Michael Abrashoff (It's You Ship, Get Your Ship Together and It's Our Ship) and Admiral James Stavridis (Destroyer Captain).

Captain L. David Marquet is getting a lot of attention for his book Turn The Ship Around and its companion workbook Turn Your Ship Around-A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership in Your Organization.  The Motley Fool recently named his book as being among the top 12 business books of all time - mentioned with people like Peter Drucker, Seth Godin, Warren Buffett and Dale Carnegie.  That's some pretty high praise for a former submarine skipper who was able to translate Navy leadership lessons into a best seller and solid business model.

Each one of these successful books by former Navy leaders centers around taking care of their Sailors and developing new leaders.  I encourage you all to put pen/pencil to paper, put a new sheet of paper in the typewriter, or fingers to computer keyboards to tell your own stories of leadership.  The blogosphere abounds with new military writers every day, telling inspiring stories of leading our fine men and women of the armed services.  Add your voice.  We'd like to hear it.

I just found this book - Your Leadership Story - today, 19 March on AMAZON.  There are some good tips in HERE.

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