Leadership Is Overrated: How the Navy SEALs (and Successful Businesses) Create Self-Leading Teams That Win (Paperback)

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Leadership Is Overrated: How the Navy SEALs (and Successful Businesses) Create Self-Leading Teams That Win (Paperback)

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An award-winning pair of executive consultants reveal why to be successful, businesses need self-leading teams, not just good leadership.

“In a society so obsessed with leadership, why are we so bad at it?”

Despite the countless seminars, courses, and management books designed to hone good leaders, over 79% of employees leave their jobs due to poor leadership. Why is this happening? Award-winning executive consultant Chris Mefford and retired, high-ranking US Navy SEAL trainer Kyle Buckett argue that organizations need more than just leaders. They need successful teams.

Mefford and Buckett are passionate about how our leadership model has failed and spotlight a new work culture that actually works. In Leadership Is Overrated, they draw on the SEAL model and on their decades of knowledge and experience coaching industry leaders to answer the question: what makes a productive team? The surprising truth is that behind every successful team is a cadre of empowered, self-starting employees.

In this revolutionary guide, Mefford and Buckett share crucial leadership strategies to help organizations revamp their work culture, throw out stifling hierarchical leadership models, and embrace a dynamic, results-oriented, and successful self-led team-oriented model instead.

Kyle Buckett is a retired US Navy SEAL and led the advanced training for both junior and seasoned Navy SEALs, ranked number one of nine highly competitive Platoon Chiefs, and has been instrumental in the business development of numerous Navy SEAL-founded businesses. He runs Culture Force, a consulting company with Chris, and is also regularly involved in numerous charities supporting veterans from the special forces communities.



Chris Mefford is a seasoned, award-winning business executive with over twenty years of experience in marketing. Mefford has been the Vice President of the Dave Ramsey Organization and co-founded and runs Culture Force, a consulting firm that promotes intense coaching and training programs to help companies grow and evolve their cultures.