VADM Cutler Dawson USN (Ret) and Taylor Baldwin Kiland
From the Sea to the C-Suite
Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office
Naval Institute, 2019
A US Navy admiral who became a credit union CEO offers a concise handbook for leadership based on trust.
Having led at the highest levels in the US Navy and then served as president of the largest credit union in America, VADM Cutler Dawson brings a new perspective to the leadership genre. Dawson and co-author Taylor Baldwin Kiland assert that employees matter most and should come first, an idea that other well-regarded leadership authors also advocate. Dawson’s stories, drawn from experiences such as commanding a battle group in the Persian Gulf and intercepting a Soviet spy ship, aren’t quite the stuff of Tom Clancy, but they illustrate principles that will resonate with readers at any stage of their leadership career.
About the Authors
Cutler Dawson rose from junior lieutenant in the Navy to Vice Admiral, and became CEO of the United States’ biggest credit union, Navy Federal.
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