TakingPoint (Paperback)

A Navy SEAL's 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change

By Brent Gleeson, Mark Owen (Foreword by)

Atria Books, 9781501176791, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2050

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/26/2018)
Hardcover (2/27/2018)

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Decorated Navy SEAL, accomplished businessman, and world-renowned speaker Brent Gleeson shares his revolutionary ten principles to navigating and leading change in the workplace with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Owen.

Inspired by his time as a Navy SEAL and building award-winning organizations in the business world, Brent Gleeson has created a powerful roadmap for today’s existing and emerging business leaders and managers to improve their ability to successfully navigate organizational change. Over the past ten years since leaving the SEAL Teams, Gleeson has become a well-respected thought leader and expert in business transformation. He has collaborated with hundreds of organizations across the globe and inspired thousands of business leaders through his highly insightful philosophies on leadership, culture, and building high-performance teams that achieve winning results.

In TakingPoint, Gleeson shares his ten-step program that he has implemented in his own companies and for his high-profile clients—giving leaders and managers actionable insights and a framework for successful execution. TakingPoint brilliantly captures the structures, behaviors and mindsets required to build successful twenty-first century organizations. With a strong emphasis on communication, culture, engagement, accountability, trust, and resiliency, Gleeson’s methods have helped hundreds of companies around the world transform the way they think about change, and can help yours do the same.

In “an inspirational shot of adrenaline” (Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL and author of The Terminal List), Gleeson proves that business leaders and managers at all levels can’t just react to change. They have to lead change. They have to take point. “For those that want to deepen their understanding of the lessons today’s veterans have learned, and how those lessons can make us all better business leaders, Brent is a person you’ll want to listen to!” (Stanley McChrystal General, US Army (Ret.) Managing Partner, McChrystal Group).

About the Author

Brent Gleeson is a highly sought-after business consultant, a serial entrepreneur, and a decorated Navy SEAL. He has degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, English and history from Oxford University, and a graduate business degree from the University of San Diego. As a member of SEAL Team 5, Gleeson’s platoon had some of the first SEALs deployed to Iraq in early 2003. He served several tours in Iraq, Africa, and other theaters of war. After returning to civilian life, he built award-winning, multi-million dollar organizations that were repeatedly named in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies. He has been featured on many business podcasts and local and national news channels such as CNBC, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, TMZ, and the Discovery Channel. For the past five years he’s written about business and change in his two regular business columns in Forbes and IncTakingPoint is his first book.