Summary of Leadership Lessons of the Navy Seals

Battle-Tested Strategies for Creating Successful Organizations and Inspiring Extraordinary Results

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Leadership Lessons of the Navy Seals book summary
When your platoon has to operate underwater and under fire, strong leadership and a shared mission are just the basics.


7 Overall

9 Applicability

5 Innovation

6 Style


If you’ve declared war on your company’s lackluster performance, this book will help you launch an all-out assault. Leadership Lessons of the Navy Seals demonstrates through the experiences of this elite military unit of Sea, Air and Land commandos that combat lessons can apply to the corporate world. The book provides examples of SEAL tactics and missions, along with their corporate applications, particularly in strong team building. Authors Jeff Cannon and Lt. Cmdr. Jon Cannon combine their experience in business and the U.S. Navy in a no-nonsense, practical guide. They zero in on setting goals and commanding your troops with deadly accuracy. While their problem-solving text gets straight to the point, it isn’t novel and they repeat lessons under different titles. The book is a laundry list, a useful approach in allowing you to choose what you need. found that the Cannons fire off a good how-to book for corporate strategists who want to develop battle plans for improving their teams and organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The importance of formulating objectives
  • The basics of creating a sound organizational infrastructure
  • The qualities that make good leaders, good subordinates and good platoons


The SEAL of Success
The Navy SEALs’ long tradition of careful planning, strong leadership and solid team building has produced time-tested techniques. Their effectiveness has been proven in military scenarios around the globe and can be used in today’s corporate world to build a strong...
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About the Authors

Jeff Cannon is the senior vice president of Draft Worldwide’s Interactive Department in New York. He’s a popular speaker and a veteran of the advertising industry. Lieutenant Commander Jon Cannon is a Navy SEAL with experience in Latin America, the Far East, Eastern Europe, the Persian Gulf and Africa.

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