Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business

Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business

Jake Wood / Nov 18, 2019

Take Command Lessons in Leadership How to Be a First Responder in Business What do elite members of the military first responders in the disaster zone and high performing leaders in fast paced high pressure modern day organizations have in common The ability to have clar

  • Title: Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business
  • Author: Jake Wood
  • ISBN: 9780804138383
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What do elite members of the military, first responders in the disaster zone, and high performing leaders in fast paced, high pressure, modern day organizations have in common The ability to have clarity of mind and purpose when surrounded by chaos To operate at peak performance under risk To be able to see clearly when others are blinded by fear, and act when othersWhat do elite members of the military, first responders in the disaster zone, and high performing leaders in fast paced, high pressure, modern day organizations have in common The ability to have clarity of mind and purpose when surrounded by chaos To operate at peak performance under risk To be able to see clearly when others are blinded by fear, and act when others are paralyzed To craft plans even with incomplete information, then execute those plans decisively while still being nimble and adaptable enough to iterate as the terrain changes To deliver in the clutch To build teams with high impact, and then inspire those teams to follow you into the fire.In this groundbreaking book on high stakes leadership, Co founder and CEO of Team Rubicon and former Marine Sniper Jake Wood, shows how to apply hard learned lessons in leadership and teamwork from the battlefield and disaster zone to your professional life While most of our jobs don t involve leading a tour of Marines through an ambush, or rushing into a relief zone just decimated by a hurricane, in today s fast paced, hyper competitive business environment, we are ALL on the front lines And in an entrepreneurially minded world where technology is constantly reinventing how we work, global competition is fierce, and industries are being disrupted overnight, success requires a new kind of leadership This book is about how to become the kind of leader who gets results when the stakes are at their highest how to Take Command.

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    About "Jake Wood"

      • Jake Wood

        Jake Wood is cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon and a former Marine sniper with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan He has been profiled by Forbes, People, and on CNN and has been named a 2012 CNN Hero and awarded the 2011 GQ Better Men Better World Award.


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    1. Take Command is an interesting leadership book written by a veteran of the Armed Forces. Jake Woods' take on leadership and how he used these theories of leadership over his time developing Team Rubicon does provide leaders some perspectives on how to examine their own leadership styles. His take on concepts of "Pillars of Preparation", High Impact Teams, 80% Solution, and others should provide individuals a different lens on how to view leadership. I see the book as a leadership book written to [...]


    2. Take Command presents a different look on leadership, acknowledging that many people hold leadership roles. Whether business, military, parent, etc you can take the strategies he presents and implement them into your life. Jake Wood a former football player, marine sniper and entrepreneur takes what he has learned in the battle field and distributes it an easy to read, easy to follow format. Take Command is chalked full of examples, bullet points - everything giving you the ability to connect it [...]


    3. Although this book doesn't present anything new from other books on leadership, it provides a nice compilation of different leadership traits and strategies into one place. This is an easy to read and understand book on leadership in an uncertain high stakes world that we live and work in. It was insightful to see the examples from different aspects of the authors life, both good and bad. I liked that each chapter had a summary or "mission brief" that captured the highlights of the chapter. I be [...]


    4. The best part of this book was the systematic approach to leadership that the author provided. He credits the Marines' framework of training and preparation as the basis for that approach. Ninety-five percent of the approach is self-evident and something every teacher, coach, parent --- I might say every human being --- already does but perhaps in not as systematic and analytic a way. I'll certainly benefit from looking at my own behaviors and giving more emphasis to those where I'm weak. The ex [...]


    5. Quick read with a dozen ideas worth highlighting Quick read. I don't recall any "wow" or "whoa" moments. Expect to come across a dozen or so ideas that you will consider putting into practice. Would make a good TED Talk.


    6. Not great. While the book is simply written, an aspect that might appeal to some, I couldn't help but feel as though I was reading a self-important college football player's treatise on leadership. The author assumes an air of self-importance and confidence that, while it might have been useful into "taking command," sounds more like the ramblings of a college-educated enlisted marine who chose to enlist just to be on the front lines while simultaneously expecting to be granted the responsibilit [...]


    7. The basics of what the author is trying to teach his readers in Take Command are solid. He builds his book on the concept of what he calls "relentless execution," and the personal choice to be successful. There are eight lessons, ranging from team building to "the 80% plan," that he concludes are necessary for any one person, or any group, to be successful in high-stress work situations.Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book by Blogging For Books for my honest review.


    8. I just recurved this and am very excited to start on it tonight! I'm hoping to garner some insight on how to take issues, both business and personal, decisively head on. Thinking this book can do that


    9. A dry read. I believe the points the author made contribute to his leadership, but they didn't coalesce into much of a takeaway for me. The stories provided to reinforce his beliefs mostly served to make the book longer.




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