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Author: Rod WALSH,Dan Carrison
ISBN: 0814472729
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Pages 240 pages
Publisher AMACOM; 1 edition (September 2004)
Language English
Category: Moneymaking
Rating: 4.1
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eBook Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way download

by Rod WALSH,Dan Carrison


The book illustrates that marine Corps’ strategy for victory-the end result of leadership-are just as applicable . Semper Fi is one of the best business books I’ve read in a long time

The book illustrates that marine Corps’ strategy for victory-the end result of leadership-are just as applicable to the competitive marketplace as to the battlefield. Journal of Business Strategy. Semper Fi is a worthwhile read for any practitioner who is seeking new models for developing the leadership capabilities of his or her organization. Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management. Semper Fi is one of the best business books I’ve read in a long time.

Carrison and Walsh, syndicated columnists and former Marines, contend that business organizations can learn a lot from the way the Marines select, train, and develop personnel. In the Marine corps, espirit de corps and morale are virtually synonymous?and a source of envy not only for other service branches but for high-octane businesses as well. While Sun Tzu's The Art of War may be the treatise for strategy, Carrison and Walsh focus on the human equation

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Semper Fi is a book you will actually USE, read, and refer to again and again . Carrison and Walsh, syndicated columnists and former Marines, contend. For more than 200 years, the . Marine Corps has been a paragon of world-class leadership, excelling in the areas of motivation, training, and management Carrison and Walsh, syndicated columnists and former Marines, contend that business organizations can learn a lot from the way the Marines select, train, and develop personnel.

As a former Marine and a Vietnam veteran who served for 7 years in the Marine Corps, this book shows how the principles and methods of doing things the Marine Corps way an excellent way how to treat people in life both in the business world and the world in general. As a teacher, I still use and follow these methods in the classroom by showing respect for the students' opinions and their respect for my opinions.

Semper Fi - which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic - shows . Yet I have found that the incomparable leadership training I received in the Marine Corps has served me well over the years in the business world.

Semper Fi - which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic - shows readers how to adapt these proven practices for their own organizations.

Semper Fi - which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic - shows readers how to adapt these proven practices for their own organizations

For more than 200 years, the . Semper Fi - which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic - shows readers how to adapt these proven practices for their own organizations. Semper Fi goes behind the scen For more than 200 years, the . Marine Corps has been a paragon of world-class leadership, excelling in the areas of motivation, training, and management. Semper Fi goes behind the scenes to pinpoint what works for the USMC, showing readers how to create a training and management culture that brings out the best in all their employees. The book gives readers tough, practical tips for: inspiring individual initiative.

It considers analogous situations in the Corps, and compares them with the business world, such as their hierarchical natures.

This book contains informat. It considers analogous situations in the Corps, and compares them with the business world, such as their hierarchical natures.

Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way. by Dan Carrison and Rod WALSH

Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way. by Dan Carrison and Rod WALSH. This is not," according to Dan Rather, "one of those mumbo-jumbo, books on leadership. Semper Fi- which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic - shows readers how to adapt these proven practices for their own organizations.

For more than 200 years, the U.S. Marine Corps has been a paragon of world-class leadership, excelling in the areas of motivation, training, and management. Semper Fi -- which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic -- shows readers how to adapt these proven practices for their own organizations. Semper Fi goes behind the scenes to pinpoint what works for the USMC, showing readers how to create a training and management culture that brings out the best in all their employees. The book gives readers tough, practical tips for: * inspiring individual initiative * rewarding hard work * encouraging loyalty * working with limited resources * dealing with change * "leading the troops"" at every level of the organization. "This is not," according to Dan Rather, "one of those mumbo-jumbo, pseudo-philosophical books on leadership. Semper Fi is a book you will actually USE, read, and refer to again and again."
Xig
I really liked this book.

The one draw back is that the author states several things as fact which are opinion. For example, frequently the author states things such as "Managers must do X", but never really gives any justification for why managers should do X. I guess its supposed to stretch from the marine corps, but the kicker is that many of those points don't really correlate at all, with no supporting evidence or research. It leaves me scratching my head asking- How did he get from there.. to there? almost as if someone were to say, "4 quarters make up a dollar, therefore you have to drive a black car". This happens quite frequently throughout the book, causing me to start tuning out these sections- which are supposed to be the most beneficial sections as they are supposed to be guidance on how to create leaders and manage better.

Now with this being said, I really enjoyed it. Some of it felt like some guy making stuff up based on his opinions and experience, and I like factual-based books more, but there's some good parallels and good stuff to learn.

If I read this when I was 20, I probably would have signed up for the USMC... it really shows why the USMC creates great leaders and is extremely effective. However, it doesn't always do a good job of translating the ideas to business management with any level of credibility.

I would say I really enjoyed this book, and loved learning about the marine corps way.

However, it lacks on translating these ideas into business leadership more than a cursory theory.
terostr
Authors and former Marines Dan Carrison and Rod Walsh have put together an interesting example of can former military people make it in the business world.

Reading this book reinforced for me a very positive 'yes' to that question; as a former military man myself, I found an interesting connection in my later military career-the military became fascinated with the corporate world and its business 'speak', correspondingly the corporate world became attracted to the military because of its direct action role. Military staff attended courses in quality management and other corporate activities while business groups attended military style training activities to build teams and develop aggressive action plans in an increasingly competitive world. The military way is direct, offensive and focused upon achieving objectives, in the modern corporate world, the competitor is the 'enemy' and conquering the enemy is the objective.

However to achieve success demands a winning team and team development is hard work, similarly the best team does so because they are developed as a team; this is where the military ethos of leadership and people management is a strong plus. Today's organisations are smaller, leaner and to succeed need to be all that more meaner. Trainers and managers need to lead by example, not be an example of cynicism and what not to be.

This book illustrates that to build a winning team needs dedication and much more than just attending a few courses and discussion groups to build teams. To be successful is demanding and needs total commitment from every level of the organisation, not just the CEO, or the HR department, or the Trainers. To develop the ultimate team needs everybody to know where the strengths of the team are and where the weaknesses are and to work at development of the struggling team members to keep them moving and keep them belonging to the team. This commences at the recruiting stage and continues as the employee progresses through an organisation in various job roles.

I enjoyed reading this book as I related to every stage of recruitment, team building, developing a team identity and fostering the team's and organisation's ethos.

As a former military member who has worked with the US Marines on exchange and exercises, I related closely to the messages in this book. You can build an extremely powerful organisation using the principles outlined and establish a winning organisation that is strong, effective, loyal and will accept any challenge. Well done Dan Carrison and Rod Walsh!
Modimeena
You may feel some vague sense of obligation to stay up with the books that are produced about business management while realizing that the effort and expense is rarely, if ever, justified by what one reads. Take heart, dear reader; Semper Fi is one of those very rare volumes that is worth a lot more than the purchase price. If you are sick of those who would sacrifice profit and organizational effectiveness for political correctness then this book is for you. If you are a veteran of military service, this book rings true. If you are not a military veteran but have a deep desire to make a differences, this book is for you. But be warned: you have to do it to make your company better.
Saberblade
The US Marine Corps is a fine fighting machine, led by some outstanding leaders. However, simply superimposing Marine culture on the private sector struck me as too simplistic.

The authors make some very good points on organization and leadership, but I would have appreciated at least some "this Marine Corps practice won't work" in the commercial sector observations.

Instead we got this somewhat forced overlay of Marine Corps traditions on the corporate environment.
Malodred
It's a good book. There are a lot of leadership techniques in here that can be applied. There is also a lot of information about the Marines, which is interesting. For a leadership book, I could have used less information about the Marines and more about leadership in business, but it's good for what it is.
One thing, the chapter on women dealt with sexual harrassment, mostly. I think that with everything women deal with (lower pay, glass ceiling, family life, etc) there could have been more info on women and less on sexual harrassment. That could have been a seperate chapter.