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U.S. Army Rangers earn their reputation every day for bravery, leadership, and sacrifice in combat. Extraordinary warriors from the time of the Dieppe raid and the D-Day invasion to today in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Rangers willingly accept the most dangerous missions of any conflict. They are tough, they are fearless, and each and every one is a true leader.
Ranger School forces its graduates to excel under extreme conditions, persevere despite seemingly impossible odds, and develop the mental toughness to succeed at any cost. Those characteristics separate the greatest leaders from everyone elsein both business and in warfare. In No Excuse Leadership, entrepreneur and former Ranger Brace Barber shares the leadership skills and lessons all Ranger School alumni learn. Use these lessons to make yourself a better business leader and reap the rewards of higher morale, improved efficiency, and success in the face of adversity.
Every organization needs good leadership in order to win against the competition. Through his own personal story and those of nine other Rangers, Barber illuminates fundamental lessons about what it really takes to win. These first-person accounts of trial and triumph highlight the importance and the inherent truth of the Armys most fundamental leadership principles: seeking and taking responsibility for your actions, and knowing yourself and seeking self-improvement. Adhering to those principlesand putting them at the core of your organizationwill push you and your company to do more and do it better.
When chaos and trouble reignwhen it would be far easier to give up than to keep goingNo Excuse Leadership shows you the kind of person you have to be to succeed. For leaders who expect more from themselves and their organizations, this book offers the proven principles and winning attitudes that lead to long-term profit and prosperity.
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Praise for NO EXCUSE LEADERSHIP
"A great read. Brace Barber was a superb leader, Ranger, and great American. I was proud to serve with him. This book is a must on every Ranger or those who wish to bes . . . coffee table."
Colonel David Hunt
Fox News Military Analyst
"A great book, designed to demonstrate how one can achieve the mental toughness to succeed . . . no matter what the adversity."
J. D. Lock
coauthor of To Fight with Intrepidity: The Complete History of the U.S. Army Rangers, 1622 to Present and author of The Coveted Black and Gold
"I thoroughly enjoyed it. Matter of fact: had a tough time putting it down."
Hazen L. Baron
COL, Infantry, Commander, Ranger Training Brigade
"A terrific, hard-hitting book on leadership!"
Christopher D. Kolenda
editor and coauthor of Leadership: The Warriors Art
"An excellent book for young people wishing to expand their horizons and tap their potential. As a former soldier, I highly recommend this book for those wishing to push farther and harder than their peers."
author of Danger Close
"The challenging demands of U.S. Army Ranger School training as well as the resulting
career and lifetime benefits that accrue to those who have the heart and courage to persevere are vividly recounted in this enlightening and very motivating book."
USMC Major General (Ret.) Ted Hopgood
Commandant, Corps of Cadets, Texas A&M University
"I would place it on the recommended reading list for those going to Ranger School and those looking for a study in leadership. It is about lifesetting high goals and then pushing yourself to the limit and beyond to achieve those goals."
Colonel Thomas H. Aldrich
Professor of Military Science, Norwich University
"If your desire is to understand the dynamics of how one goes about leading and succeeding in difficult circumstances, this could be the book for you."
CPT Russell Perkins
Military Instructor, North Georgia Military College