September 18, 2007

Book Review - No Yelling

The United States Marine Corps is known for being a small, tightly-knit family. How do its leaders develop such loyalty?

No Yelling: The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know to Win in Business
Wally Adamchik
HD 57.7 .A336 2006

In this book, Adamchik shares the lessons that he learned as an officer in the Marine Corps that he believes made him successful both as a business entrepreneur and as a consultant. He begins with baseline expectations that people must be competent in their field and to base their work on their own unshakable personal values. From these derive behavior patterns--awareness of yourself and the message that you convey to others as well as the way that you treat the people around you. He describes commitments of senior leaders or management to grow leaders within their teams and to communicate clearly about the missions and goals of the organization. Finally, he explains how organizational culture, values and behaviors need to foster and reinforce both leadership personality traits and excellence at executing tasks by working together.