Former Navy Seal, Brent Gleeson, whose tours of duty include Iraq, Africa, and other theaters of war, transitioned into the world of entrepreneurship but never forgot the leadership lessons he learned as a SEAL. When a Navy SEAL platoon is on a mission, the man in front is said to be “taking point,” leading his team through volatile, unpredictable, and often deadly dangerous situations. In his first book, Taking Point, Gleeson lays out the ten principles necessary to survive and thrive in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
As a speaker, trainer, and consultant for high-profile clients such as PayPal, North Face, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Boeing, and the US Navy, Gleeson developed a fail-safe framework for leading through change. In Taking Point he spells out the exact same methodology through detailed and actionable steps that leaders—at any level—can adopt for success.