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No excuse leadership : lessons from the U.S. Army's elite Rangers
Barber, Brace E.
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Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2004]

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xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
Rangers are persistent / Brace Barber -- Rangers are humble / Robert "Tex" Turner -- Rangers are focused / Eric Faulkner -- Rangers are driven / Mark Chandler -- Rangers are instinctual / David Stockwell -- Rangers are honest / Lance Bagley -- Rangers are selfless / Eric Werner -- Rangers are confident / W. John Hutt / Rangers are dutiful / Scott Sharp -- Rangers are determined / Steve Adams.
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Every organization needs good leadership in order to win against the competition. Through his own personal story and those of nine other Rangers, Barber illuminates fundamental lessons about what it really takes to win. These first-person accounts of trial and triumph highlight the importance and the inherent truth of the Army's most fundamental leadership principles: seeking and taking responsibility for your actions, and knowing yourself and seeking self-improvement. Adhering to those principles--and putting them at the core of your organization--will push you and your company to do more and do it better.

Author Notes

Brace E. Barber is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools. He has served in the U.S. military on assignment around the world, including near the Korean demilitarized zone. He cofounded and currently serves as president of two consulting firms, the Tax Recovery Group, Inc. and The Tax Firm, Inc.



"...Brace Barber captures the commitment required for this hard and painful challenge of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger and the leadership value the training provides our officers, NCOs, and finest enlisted soldiers. He covers the essence of Ranger training in his comprehensive book No Excuse Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Army's Elite Rangers. Ranger training has never been easy, and Brace explains what it takes to become a Ranger in today's forces. He highlights the essential component--stress--in training a leader to survive and to ensure his troops survive in combat; and why lack of food and sleep, continuous mission requirements, physical exhaustion and mental anguish, peer pressure, and teamwork integrated throughout Ranger training provide everything a soldier needs for war. Ranger School provides it all, aside from maybe the true fear that one must deal with under fire..." --Brigadier General David Grange, retired Excerpted from No Excuse Leadership: Lessons from the U. S. Army's Elite Rangers by Brace E. Barber All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Brigadier General David Grange, retiredBrace BarberRobert "Tex" TurnerEric FaulknerMark ChandlerDavid StockwellLance BagleyEric WernerW. John HuttScott SharpSteve Adams
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
About the Authorp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
1 Rangers Are Persistentp. 21
2 Rangers Are Humblep. 53
3 Rangers Are Focusedp. 77
4 Rangers Are Drivenp. 109
5 Rangers Are Instinctualp. 137
6 Rangers Are Honestp. 161
7 Rangers Are Selflessp. 185
8 Rangers Are Confidentp. 207
9 Rangers Are Dutifulp. 221
10 Rangers Are Determinedp. 247
Conclusionp. 265
Terms, Acronyms, and Definitionsp. 269
Indexp. 279
Corporate Leadership Trainingp. 287