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First, Fast, Fearless

How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL
Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER

SEAL-style leadership—your best weapon in today's complex business terrain

Beyond extreme physical and combat achievements, SEALs are known for mental toughness, bias for action, decisiveness, creative thinking, adaptability, and perseverance—all under extreme stress. They get things done through, by, and with others. SEALs have a unique way of approaching every challenge and opportunity that enables them to do what others can't—or simply won't.

Competing in the global economy isn't unlike guerrilla warfare. Your competitors come at you from unexpected places with surprising force, and the marketplace is constantly shifting. As a leader, what do you do to empower your business and your people not only to survive but to thrive—and win?

First, Fast, Fearless is a practical guide for the business leader who wants to learn from the best of the best how to build and lead effective teams in conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and constant change. As one of the most experienced trainers in Navy SEAL history, "Iron Ed" Hiner reveals how to:

  • Develop your personal leadership brand—and make it your credo
  • Create mission-aligned teams that operate as true comrades
  • Establish and communicate crystal-clear goals
  • Enhance team innovation and problem solving under pressure
  • Combat the enemies of copious bureaucracy and inadequate resources
  • Rise to the call of leadership when it counts most

You may not be facing jihadists in the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Iraq like Hiner did. But just as his SEALs depended on him to lead them on successful missions and safe passage home, your people are counting on you to empower them, defeat the competition, and forge paths to greater success.

Be a First, Fast, Fearless leader!

©2015 Brian Hiner (P)2015 McGraw-Hill Education

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Great for leaders, salespeople and followers alike

I was recommended to listen to this book as I am a growing salesperson in my (now old) company. After joining my new place I have taken a lot of this onboard, and the summary at the end really helped remind me of the bits earlier on in the book.

The book is layered up without you even realising it and it really helps.

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  • Michael
  • 20-08-19

Best

Best book to describe good leadership I have ever heard or read. i Highly recommend this book.

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  • North Wind Knight
  • 05-07-19

a great and inspirational piece

I absolutely love this book very well-written very inspirational and extremely helpful in guiding me to become a greater leader.
narrator was great and easy to follow.
I would advise this to anyone in a position of leadership or trying to ascend the ranks.

note author I will probably listen to this book again and again I get more from it every time thank you for your help in leadership and for your service to the country

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  • Ed
  • 16-05-19

One fine peace of work!

A MUST read to anyone, because everyone is a leader at specific moments after all.

This is probably the BEST leadership book that I have ever had in my hands.

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  • Michael Jaco
  • 10-05-19

Leadership by example at its finest

I put the author through BUD/S training and had a mention in the book on the value of being on time. I share the same thoughts on leadership and how to apply that in all aspects of life. If you want inspiration and valuable insights into the human psyche that all successful people share then this book is for you.

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  • J. Epstein
  • 05-08-18

really helpful and practical

really appreciated how he did a great job of changing the perspective of what it means to be a seal and gives us far more holistic picture and stressing humanity and humility

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  • Alex
  • 07-04-18

excellent leadership book

the information in this book is exceptional. It is not exceptional because it is Earth shattering or rocket science, but rather simply because they are fundamental truths written in a very easy to understand straightforward way. This is not a book full of theory and Academia. instead it's chock-full of practical and applicable strategies and ideas.

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  • Larquis Sowell
  • 25-04-17

Awesome book

Outstanding book on being part of a team, everyone can learn something from​ this book.

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  • thomas F maher
  • 19-07-16

Read it! Execute on it!

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Excellent read.
Brian does a great job approaching leadership in a way that relates directly into the business field. Especially appreciate the info regarding running meetings, measuring and holding team members on accountable, & bring bad news to the table.
Find him on various podcast interviews as well. Top notch guy.