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Decorated Navy SEAL and successful businessman Brent Gleeson shares his revolutionary approach to navigating and leading change in the workplace - with a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Mark Owen. 

Inspired by his time as a Navy SEAL and building successful organizations in the business world, Brent Gleeson has created a revolutionary approach for today's existing and emerging business leaders and managers to improve their ability to successfully navigate organizational change. 

In TakingPoint, Gleeson will share his 10-step program that he uses for his high-profile clients, giving leaders and managers actionable insights and a framework for successful execution. With a strong emphasis on communication, culture, accountability, and trust, Gleeson's methods have helped hundreds of companies transform the way they think about change, and can help yours do the same. Steps include: 

  • Culture: The Single Most Important Enabler 
  • Trust: Fueling the Change Engine 
  • Accountability: Ownership at All Levels 
  • Mindset: Belief in the Mission 
  • Mission: Defining and Communication the Intent 
  • Inclusion: The Power of Participation and Acceptance 
  • Fatigue: Managing Fear and Staying Energized 
  • Discipline: Focus and Follow-Through 
  • Resiliency: The Path of Lasting Change 

Never has change been more consistent and disruptive as it is now. Business leaders at all levels can't just react to change. They have to lead change. They have to take point. 

©2018 Brent Gleeson (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Excellent Book for any Leader.

Excellent Audio Book. Planning on listening to it again to catch finer points. Highly Recommended

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Great for Leading in Uncertain Times

Step by step process for leading a transformational change. Brent is articulate, knowledgeable, and no nonsense. Common Sense approach

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recon, seal or now business my team brothers 👍

I have learned alot from my brothers who continue to strive for excellence as Civilian warriors and authors. We are never out of the fight.

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I’m a HUGE fan of Brent Gleeson and TakingPoint

TakingPoint is EXTREMELY effective at discussing the principles of leading through change in business. Brent's life experiences in business and as a US Navy SEAL are woven together in such an AMAZING way in this book!!
I’m a big believer in taking notes when I read. There is SO MUCH valuable information in this book it's hard to get it all down in one pass. Fortunately, there is a repeat button on Audible!
If you have not already read TakingPoint I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!! Even if you have, it's probably a good idea to read it again! I'm a HUGE fan!!

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An excellent book with essential talking points

I enjoyed this read so much that I’m running through it a second time. Brent does an excellent job outlining intuitive concepts in an effort to improve oneself in various environments. Whether in life on a personal level or in business as a leader, this book provides ample instruction and guidance.
BravoZulu to Brent G. and thank you for creating this book.

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a good book about leadership and moving on to the next platform. i took notes to improve communication n spear head future events