From the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed—a short, inspirational book of advice and leadership lessons that Admiral McRaven collected over his four decades as a Navy SEAL.
The title “Bullfrog” is given to the Navy SEAL who has served the longest on active duty. Admiral McRaven was honored to receive this honor in 2011 when he took charge of the United States Special Operations Command. When McRaven retired in 2014, he had 37 years as a Navy SEAL under his belt, leading men and women at every level of the special operations community. In the ensuing four years, he served as Chancellor to the entire University of Texas System, with its 230,000 students and 100,000 faculty and health care workers.
During those four decades, Admiral McRaven dealt with every conceivable leadership challenge, from commanding combat operations—including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Phillips, and the raid for Osama bin Laden.
THE WISDOM OF THE BULLFROG draws on these and countless other experiences from Admiral McRaven’s incredible life, including crisis situations, management debates, organizational transitions, and ethical dilemmas, to provide readers with the most important leadership lessons he has learned over the course of his forty years of service. 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, including: Who Dares, Wins Run to the Sound of the Guns No Plan Survives First Contact with the Enemy THE WISDOM OF THE BULLFROG is Admiral McRaven’s clear-eyed treatise on the leadership qualities that separate the good from the truly great.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Listen closely and sharpen your leadership skills. Admiral William H. McRaven’s follow-up to the motivational self-help bestseller Make Your Bed is full of practical, evergreen lessons for current and aspiring managers and CEOs. McRaven earned the honorary title of Bull Frog as the longest-serving Navy SEAL on active duty, and he uses stories and anecdotes from his decades of experience to illuminate the essence of leadership—building strong character and taking calculated risks. At the end of each chapter, he sums up his advice with an actionable list, and we love how he reinforces his ideas with memorable phrases like “A shepherd should smell like his sheep.” If you’re looking to become a better leader in any field, you’d be wise to take some advice from the man who led U.S. Special Operations Command.
Anyone in a, or destined for leadership position should absolutely make this a must read!
Great leadership book
Best quote ever “the only hard day is yesterday”
What a book
What a book, this guy really knows what he’s saying.