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Operation excellence : succeeding in business and life- the US military way
Bender, Mark C. (Mark Christian), 1951-
First edition.
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New York : AMACOM Books, [2004]

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xviii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Operation motivation : you can't say no to the drill sergeant -- Discipline : it's habit forming -- Confidence : the ultimate lifestyle -- Sacrifice : sorry, you really can't have it all -- The business of the United States Military -- Endstate : understanding the mission -- Learning : no such thing as graduation -- Problem-solving : we're here to fix things! -- Ethics : one dilemma after another -- The combat business model -- Organization : the structure of success -- Execution : the art and science of high performance -- Teamwork : with the emphasis on work -- Leadership : something for everyone -- Your personal battle plan -- Tactics : going for the win -- Health : choose or lose -- Wealth : leveraging the military mind -- Relationships : the toughest game in town.
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"On your feet, soldier! Colonel Bender is going to see if you've got what it takes to excel -- at work, in your personal life-in any area where you're not reaching your full potential. If the strategies presented in this book can mean the difference between life and death in a battle situation-and they often do-then you can bet that they're powerful enough to help you achieve spectacular success in everyday challenges. What can the military teach you? Plenty. Military success demands the same things as daily life: loyalty, effort, honor, intelligence, teamwork, and execution. The difference is that in the civilian world, we've grown comfortable with taking half measures. We do what needs to be done, but the level at which we do it is passable at best. Passable doesn't cut it in the military, and from this day forward, it doesn't cut it in your life, either. Operation Excellence shows you how to harness the success strategies of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and apply these strategies to every facet of your life. Colonel Bender will show you how the Arsenal of Victory -- discipline, confidence, and sacrifice -- combined with 50 Train Tough Strategies, can bring superior results in: *wealth and success *business and leadership *physical and mental health and well-being *personal relationshipsFeaturing riveting anecdotes both from Colonel Bender's own exemplary career and from more than 200 years of American military successes and failures, Operation Excellence illustrates the power of preparation, motivation, execution, and perhaps most important, lessons learned. Each chapter ends with a Train Tough Challenge, an opportunity to identify something that's been holding you back -- and conquer it. Do you want to be all that you can be? Do you want to display confidence and execute at the highest level in everything you do? This book is like your personal drill sergeant. It will give you what you need -- sometimes advice, other times a good butt-kicking -- and it will drive you to a level of commitment you never knew you could give to anything."

Author Notes

Mark Bender is the author and guiding light of the Train Tough Strategies. He is a much-in-demand motivational speaker. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Part 1 The Arsenal of Victory
1. Operation Motivation--You Can't Say No to the Drill Sergeantp. 3
2. Discipline--It's Habit Formingp. 13
3. Confidence--The Ultimate Lifestylep. 26
4. Sacrifice--Sorry, You Really Can't Have It Allp. 33
Part 2 The Business of the United States Military
5. Endstate--Understanding the Missionp. 45
6. Learning--No Such Thing as Graduationp. 59
7. Problem Solving--We're Here to Fix Things!p. 71
8. Ethics--One Dilemma After Anotherp. 82
Part 3 The Combat Business Model
9. Organization--The Structure of Successp. 97
10. Execution--The Art and Science of High Performancep. 107
11. Teamwork--With the Emphasis on Workp. 120
12. Leadership--Something for Everyonep. 132
Part 4 Your Personal Battle Plan
13. Tactics--Going for the Winp. 149
14. Health--Choose or Losep. 162
15. Wealth--Leveraging the Military Mindp. 178
16. Relationships--The Toughest Game in Townp. 188
Afterword: Motivating for the Road Aheadp. 199
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Indexp. 217