No Excuse Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Army's Elite Rangers

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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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.

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Brace Barber really captures the spirit of a Ranger. Applying this No Excuse philosophy to your own life can set you up for success like nothing else you will ever read. If you put his Leadership principles into practice, you cannot fail. This is an excellent read and I encourage everyone to get it. 

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Excellent book, having been through ranger school made it easier for me to relate to the stories, I'm not sure if they would make as much sense to a non-Ranger. Read full review

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Rangers Are Persistent
Rangers Are Humble
Rangers Are Focused
Rangers Are Driven
Rangers Are Instinctual
Rangers Are Honest
Rangers Are Selfless
Rangers Are Confident
Rangers Are Dutiful
Rangers Are Determined
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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. Using the organizational and leadership skills he learned in the military, he cofounded and currently serves as president of two consulting firms, the Tax Recovery Group, Inc. and The Tax Firm, Inc.

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