1. The Power of the Leadership Phenomena
2. Interactions: Opportunities to Earn Trust
3. Know Your Staff
4. Be Visible
6. Don’t Ignore Good or Poor Performance
8. Continuously Learn the Art of Leadership
Appendix: recommended reading
The marketplace is cluttered with books and products on leadership. But writing about leadership doesn’t make one an expert on leadership. Being a leader makes one an expert on leadership. Mark Brouker understands what it takes to be a leader and he puts in within reach in Lessons from the Navy. This book will truly inspire you to give your best efforts to the people you lead. Lessons from the Navy is a perfect blend of wisdom, compassion and practical experience.
I grew up as a Navy brat—my father retired as a rear admiral. All the initial lessons I learned about leadership were from my dad’s experiences in the Navy. I think he would have loved Lessons from the Navy as much as I do. When Mark Brouker introduces you to his six critical leadership behaviors, you’ll learn that leading is all about trust—and the key to building trust is taking care of your people. Read Lessons from the Navy, create a trusting, caring leadership environment in your organization, and watch your results soar!
Through lessons he has learned through his extensive and illustrious Naval and business careers, Mark Brouker’s timely and insightful book shows us all what it means to be a true leader who can stand in the face of triumph and adversity, earn the trust of his team through caring and honesty and lead the way to success.
A book that should be read by all involved in leadership, not just those in the Navy. Brouker builds his leadership recommendations from lessons learned during his 30-year career in Navy Medicine. Loaded with vignettes about personal successes (and a few failures), it is an easy and useful read.
Effective leadership is the cornerstone of success in any endeavor. Relying on thirty years of hands-on experience in the U.S. Navy, Mark Brouker artfully separates those who inspire confidence and trust from those who don’t. Whether you manage a two-person office, command a 5,000-man ship, or lead a multi-billion company, there are lessons here for everyone.— Walter R. Borneman, author of "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King"Mark Brouker’s inspiring 30 year career in the U.S. Navy is a testament to the extraordinary results that teams can achieve by the sheer power of trust, care and respect. The wisdom in his story is both invaluable and timeless for all aspiring leaders.— George Bodenheimer, Former President and Executive Chairman, ESPN
Mark Brouker’s encounters in the Navy are truthful, authentic and peppered with realistic nuggets of advice! This is a book not to be missed!
Businesses rise and fall based on the leadership and culture created. Lessons from the Navy brings to life the path to becoming an effective leader through energetic interactions and dynamic storytelling, and puts you in the heart of every successful C-suite. This book is a must-read for any leader at any organizational level. In addition, Mark has delivered a series of inspiring and entertaining leadership development workshops—hosted by Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)—to tennis leaders from around the world both as live events and via webinar. Simply stated, Mark’s message is building Grand Slam Leaders!
7/19/21: Author Mark Brouker was interviewed by the writer and discussed some misconceptions about Navy leadership and how to be a more effective leader.