Commanding Excellence

Inspiring Purpose, Passion, and Ingenuity through Leadership that Matters

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Publisher Description

Truly engaging people is not about commanding them to do something; it is about getting them to command themselves to do it. West Point distinguished graduate Gary Morton knows how to deliver exceptional results while doing just that. As a platoon leader and tank commander in Army Task Force 4-68 and, later, as a young vice president at medical device manufacturer Stryker, Morton learned under two legendary leaders who, despite different styles, followed nearly the same steps to achieve results most considered unattainable. 

In only a year, Task Force 4-68’s commander, Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Dibella, turned one of the Army’s poorest performing units into the most lethal, combat-ready task force in the US Army. In simulated-combat missions at the grueling National Training Center, Dibella’s task force defeated the constantly triumphant OPFOR in every battle. This feat has never been repeated. Generals and commanders at every level sought to understand how this unit did the impossible. 

When John W. Brown became CEO of Stryker, it was a boutique medical device firm with a few innovative products and $17 million in sales. Under Brown’s extraordinary leadership it evolved into a $4 billion market leader feared by competitors and highly regarded by healthcare professionals. Stryker accomplished this remarkable run by securing 20-percent earnings growth every quarter, every year—for twenty-eight years. Again, this is a feat experts believed unachievable. 

By explaining the ingredients of these two leaders' secret sauce, Morton lays the foundation for current and future leaders to ensure their own teams excellence. 

Business & Personal Finance
September 5
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC

Customer Reviews

Kevin M Franklin ,

A medical leaders must have

Undeniably one of the best books I have read in the past 5 years. It is well written and the use of a storytelling theme was excellent. In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and leading my own clinical team, I was able to carve out 15 minutes several mornings each week to read the “story” being told. Had it been written in any other way it likely would have had to have been placed on the back burner of priorities. Instead, writing in a story pattern aloud me to read shorter periods and remember the messages being presented. I will be recommending this book to all of our hospital’s leadership team as well as those within my team who are the unofficial leaders. Thank you Gary for your service in both the military and civilian worlds.

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