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  • 33 Powerful Stories and Leadership Lessons
  • By: Mike Manazir
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Manazir
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Learn How to Lead to Win

By: Mike Manazir
Narrated by: Michael C. Manazir
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Summary

“Like jumping into the cockpit of an F-14 Tomcat—Lead to Win seizes you by the throat and doesn’t let go!This book is hard to put down and can make anyone a better person as well as an accomplished leader and mentor!" (Admiral James Stavridis, PhD, US Navy Admiral – Supreme Commander of NATO, Retired)

Lead Highly Effective Teams

Need your team to perform at a higher level? Looking for fresh ways to lift team morale? Want to help your team win and increase their income—and increase your income?

Maybe you need a leadership tune-up? Join Top Gun, (Retired) Rear Admiral Mike Manazir for a new perspective. You may not be screaming off the catapult in the cockpit of a Tomcat launching from an aircraft carrier—but 33 powerful stories and leadership lessons will have you strapping in tightly or holding onto the ejection seat lever for dear life.

Learn How to Lead to Win will help you crush barriers to your success. Be as bold as a Top Gun fighter pilot, as decisive as the commander of a carrier in a typhoon. Have the courage to push to the edge of the leadership envelope and be an even better leader than you are today.

Mike wrote this book for leaders like you who want to succeed in life. Leaders want to win. Winning in life is to be successful—successful in your marriage, your family, your career, your business, and your community—all while forming deeper relationships with family and friends. You want to be loved, to be accepted, and to matter to others. You want a meaningful life.

Learn proven ways to:

  • Lead with a happy heart  
  • Learn How Leaders Win
  • Turn Losses into Wins  
  • Think and Win Like a Winner
  • Learn How Leaders Win Friends    
  • Think and Win Like a Warrior

Mike Manazir is a US Navy Top Gun fighter pilot who commanded an F-14 squadron, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, and a Carrier Strike Group. Mike retired as a Two-Star Rear Admiral and is now an executive with a Fortune 100 aerospace and defense company. www.MikeManazir.com

©2023 Michael C. Manazir (P)2023 Michael C. Manazir

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Lead with your team by caring about them

An honest, exciting, emotional, occasionally shocking, authentic, determined, heartfelt, humble, rollercoaster exploration of leading with your team by truly connecting and caring about them to achieve success together. What might make this surprising is that it’s written by a US Navy fighter pilot, Top Gun graduate, fighter squadron commander, aircraft carrier captain and later Rear Admiral. This is a book that should dispel many myths about the idea of military leadership being about rank, status, position, and hierarchy. As Mike expertly illustrates military leadership at all levels is about service to others, humility, knowing your team, learning from failure, and persevering through adversity together.

There is something here for people at all life stages, another factor that sets this book apart.

- So powerful is Mike’s storytelling that I often felt like I was sitting in the cockpit of the jet with him, from glorious summer days and the fun of low-level flybys to the visceral anxiety of 7 failed night landings and the shocking reality of losing control of a $75 million fighter jet.

- Those with aspirations to become leaders and aviators will find guidance on the determination, learning, thinking ahead and effort required to succeed. Mike’s honesty about sometimes being cocky and the up and downside of the seeming invincibility of youth (oh how I’d like some of that back from time to time) and overcoming setbacks are the foundation of his leadership journey.

- Operational leaders will find powerful stories on overcoming setbacks and creating authentic connections with their team by knowing everyone by name and understanding their motivations. The way Mike acknowledges by name those who helped him avoid falling for the ego trap and into disaster is one of the most honest accounts of leadership I have read. How Mike lifted his teams and made them feel empowered and valued is the highlight of the middle of the book.

- Senior leaders looking to rekindle their motivation by mentoring and passing on their knowledge to others will find wisdom here too. The message is clear: no micromanaging, interfering or taking back control. Instead, senior leadership is about coaching, guiding, and removing barriers for those you lead. Mike’s lifelong integrity, gratitude and optimism are clearly expressed by his maxim “it’s the leader that sets the tone and the tone sets the culture”, a leader's behaviour matters most.

Mike’s acknowledgement of the support of his family and the families of his crews ends the book with a flourish. The need for balance, to help those we lead to have good lives and to check our motivations before demanding more from our people is life-affirming advice. I prefer books where the author also narrates and I feel hearing Mike's own words and emphasis add greatly to the experience.

Learn how to Lead to Win is a real “standing on the shoulders of giants” leadership book that had me hooked from its high-octane catapult launch to its final reflective and wise touchdown.

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