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Embrace the Suck

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During the brutal crucible of Navy SEAL training, instructors often tell students to "embrace the suck". This phrase conveys the one lesson that is vital for any SEAL hopeful to learn: lean into the suffering and get comfortable being very uncomfortable. In this powerful, no-nonsense guide, Navy SEAL combat veteran turned leadership expert Brent Gleeson teaches you how to transform every area of your life - the Navy SEAL way. Can anyone develop this level of resilience? Gleeson breaks it down to a challenge-commitment-control mindset. He reveals how resilient people view difficulties as a challenge, where obstacles and failures are opportunities for growth. Next, they have a strong emotional commitment to their goals and are not easily distracted or deterred. Finally, resilient people focus their energy on the things within their control, rather than fixating on factors they can't impact. Embrace the Suck provides an actionable road map that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set

©2020 Brent Gleeson (P)2020 Hachette Go

Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Taking Point


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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