Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the by Carey Lohrenz

By Carey Lohrenz

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An F-14 fighter pilot's most sensible classes for top fearlessly--and bringing a staff to height functionality

As an aviation pioneer, Carey D. Lohrenz discovered what fearless management capacity in probably the most difficult and severe environments that you can think of: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an plane provider. right here, her groups needed to practice at their peak--or lives have been at the line. Faltering management used to be easily unacceptable. via those reviews, Lohrenz pointed out a primary fact: high-performing groups require fearless leaders.

considering leaving the army, she's translated that lesson right into a new box, supporting most sensible company leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to center managers, supercharge functionality in contemporary aggressive company environments. In Fearless Leadership, Lohrenz walks you thru the 3 basics of genuine fearlessness--courage, tenacity, and integrity--and then unearths fearless management in motion, supplying recommendation on find out how to set a daring imaginative and prescient, carry the group jointly (as wingmen, now not most sensible Gun mavericks), execute successfully, and remain resilient via demanding occasions.

no matter if you are moving into your first management position or seeking to get out of a longstanding rut, Fearless Leadership will act like your afterburner--rocketing you to ever-higher degrees of functionality.

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One particularly memorable trial involved nothing but me and a pen. ” Gunnery Sergeant Woodring asked. “Okay. Go stand with your back against the wall while holding out this government-issue black pen. ” Try holding a pen straight out from your body, keeping it parallel to the deck floor—for an hour or two. You’ll be surprised how heavy a teeny little pen can get. You’ll discover muscles in places you didn’t even know existed, and they might want to give up—but you won’t let them. That takes tenacity.

We also lost a handful of candidates who dropped out after a one-hour Q&A with the Marine Corps drill instructors. One thing is for sure: Our numbers were dwindling quickly, and we hadn’t even started yet. It was surprising and fascinating, because some of these potential candidates looked like poster- perfect aviators: square jaw, amazing physique, brilliant mind, quick wit, lots of attitude. And they didn’t make it through the first day. Nevertheless, I was among the chunk that did make it through.

The pained expression on her face shares a lot. She clearly didn’t believe that this cast was going to work, and believing that I would never be ambulatory, I think, was painful for her. As I grew out of the casting phase, I had the joy of wearing white leather boots that were clamped into a red metal bar. This rudimentary torture device would lock my feet into position, pointed 180 degrees out from each other, keeping my hips stable— while still not allowing me to walk. My dad would always tell me that they knew exactly when I woke up, because they would hear a thunk!

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