First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

  • 3h 58m
  • Brian “Iron Ed” Hiner
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2016

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!

About the Author

In his 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, Ed Hiner commanded hundreds of strategic combat missions and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the globe, for which he earned two Bronze Stars with “V” for valor and combat leadership. In his role as a Navy Special Warfare Training Officer, Ed managed basic and advanced training for all Navy SEALs on the national level. He draws on this vast experience for his work as a coach and consultant specializing in leadership, team building, mental toughness, resilience, and personal conflict resolution.

In this Book

  • First, Fast, Fearless—How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL
  • Foreword
  • Introduction—Becoming a Leader of Leaders
  • A Special Kind of Warrior
  • What Do I Mean by “Leader”?
  • Owning Your State of Mind: The First Strike Mindset
  • Power by Example: The Importance of Ethos
  • Be It Ever So Humble: There Is No Place Like Leadership
  • Always On: Leadership in the Moment, Every Moment
  • Look, Listen, and Feel: Communication and Charisma Fight Side by Side
  • “Ya Got What Ya Got”: Leading Through Bureaucracy and Limited Resources
  • The Guiding Light: Values and Shared Vision
  • Powering Teams Forward with TRUST
  • Two Is One, One Is None: The Power of Swim Buddies
  • Through, By, and With: Developing Teamability and Shared Consciousness
  • Developing a Perimeter: An Invisible Shield to Clarify and Protect
  • Leading from All Parts of the Line: The Importance of Followership
  • No Man Left Behind
  • Leading at the Speed of War
  • Outside the Box: How to Enhance Team Innovation and Problem Solving
  • Thriving on the Rhythm: Seizing First, Fast, Fearless Leadership Moments
  • The Man in the Arena
  • Appendix—First, Fast, Fearless Leadership Maxims