The Art of Leadership
The Secrets Behind Marine Corps Leadership Excellence.
The Art of Leadership is where business meets the military. It is an unusually poignant yet common sense story about bringing out the best in the people who follow you not matter how challenging the circumstances.
It involves the reader in the chance meeting Twigg (a then out of control teenager) had with a man who him ways to not only explore other parts of the world, but also to visit places inside himself. Places Trigg acknowledges he had never ventured, but desperately wanted to.
Co-written by Robert Nahas the book follows Ernest Twigg’s personal experiences as a marine in the US Military during 9/11 and under fire in Iraq. And even though this is a book about military leadership, it is full of steps, tips, stories and processes which are easily translated into business life.
- Know yourself and seek improvement.
- Leadership (whether military or in business) takes courage. It also takes skill, ability, training, compassion
- Leadership goes hand-in-hand with other superior qualities, such as great pride, superior confidence, extraordinary greatness, and immense strength of will.
- It requires introspection - understanding who and what you really are. I takes understanding the power of team dynamics, brotherhood (and sisterhood); situational awareness, and the pride people feel when they belong to something worthwhile.
This book goes deeper than the traditional business book on leadership because it is the story of a person who learned his leadership skills literally ‘under fire’.
This is one of those books that comes along very rarely. A book which will touch you in ways a book on business leadership may not!