Quality Assurance and Project Management

Jul 30 2013   11:34PM GMT

Book Review: No Yelling: The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know to Win in Business

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

No Yelling: The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know to Win in Business written by Wally Adamchik has been a well acclaimed book all across the globe in terms of having some serious thoughts about leadership. The book was published way back in 2006 and is still a popular read for anyone interested in learning about leadership. The book basically talks about main principles of leadership which are applied in Marines and gradually to any kind of business. As the title reveals that this book is about the 9 secrets of Marine Corps leadership.

The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know to Win in Business by Wally Adamchik not only reveals these 9 secrets about leadership in managing tough and sturdy Marine Corps but it also educates you on how to deploy it vertically and horizontally across any kind of business to get a high level of success. Overall there are 9 chapters in the book, each for a secret. The revelation begins with the topic Integrity. In this chapter Wally explains the fundamentals of Integrity that comes from Consistency, and Trustworthiness. After revealing Integrity as one of the strongest tool for leadership, the next focus moves on to the Technical Competence. The secret is learning about difference between Technical Expertise and Technical Competence. As long as a leader is competent in technical aspects of any business, there is a scope of further learning and progressing whereas the expertise becomes a dead end.

Next secrets are Setting the Example, Self awareness, Taking care of people, creating new leaders, regularly revising or communicating the Commander’s intent, Culture and Values, Rehearsals. Each chapter is not only exhaustively interesting but also contains a number of useful stories from Marine Corps and Civilian Businesses.

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