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Joint Force Leadership

How SEALs and Fighter Pilots Lead to Success

Learn leadership tools and skills Navy SEALs and Air Force Fighter Pilots leverage to win on the ground, in the air, and in the fast-paced world of modern business.

Navy SEALs lead on the ground. Fighter pilots lead in the air. Together, they can lead anyone, anywhere. Joint Force Leadership brings together Jim “Boots” Demarest and Mark McGinnis’s combined fifty years of military and business experience, and presents battlefield and boardroom tested tools and skills that will resonate with business people, travelers, and military enthusiasts alike.

In military parlance, a “Joint Force” is the combination of forces from different service branches into a single unit. Each comes with its own culture, identity, and vocabulary. And just like corporate teams, getting these diverse groups to work together creates a unique problem set, and leading these teams is varsity-level work.

Demarest and McGinnis are both products of some of the best leadership laboratories anywhere: United States military service academies. Their lifetime of military and civilian leadership experience has taught them lessons they feel compelled to share. Their intent is to provide simple, practical, time- and battle-tested tools you can use right now to improve your leadership skills.

"An intense view into key leadership techniques that quickly translate into business solutions. An easy to read companion that is useful across all levels of leadership. Demarest and McGinnis bring valuable experience from diverse environments. A must have for every office bookshelf."

 

– Jesse Dauphinee, Director, Global Head of Training and Communications for Citi Security & Investigative Services (CSIS)