The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book on building powerful, effective teams An amazing book that bucks the old paradigm that maverick leaders and self made entrepreneurs set the bar It will forever change the way you look at leadership Marshall Goldsmith, author of The Wall Street Journalbusiness bestseller What Got You Here Won t Get You There In Never Fly Solo, Rob Waldo Waldman shares potent, personal leadership lessons on what it takes to access the power of your wingmen If you want a former fi ghter pilot withcombat missions as your wingman and if business success is your target, take flight with Waldo s book and earn your wings You ll never fly solo again Jeffrey Gitomer, bestselling author of The Little Red Book of Selling If you are serious about building trusting relationships and launching your business and life to new heights, then invest in yourself and buy this book Keith Ferrazzi, author of the New York Timesbestseller Who s Got Your Back Authentic and inspirational, Never Fly Solo is a winning formula for successful leadership that everyone in business should read Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of The Winds of Turbulence Waldo does a superb job of applying to the business world the lessons he learned in his military career His excellent use of vignettes shows how standards and values are applicable to leading an honorable life General Ron Fogleman, US Air Force Retired, former Chief of Staff, USAF Waldo the Wingman knows the value of relationships and how to build real partnerships that benefit everyone involved Mark Sanborn, speaker and bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don t Need a Title to Be a LeaderRob Waldo Waldman understands one thing better than most businesspeople You can t reach your highest potential alone You need wingmen trusted partners who can help you overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and prepare for success A decorated former combat Ffighter pilot and now a successful entrepreneur, Waldman lives his life by this ruleWhether you re a senior executive, mid level manager, or new hire fresh out of college, your success depends on the mutual support of trusted associates In Never Fly Solo, Waldo helps you maximize your relationships to reach your greatest potential You ll learn how to Commit to the core wingman values of integrity, accountability, service, and excellenceTransform your relationships with colleagues into interdependent partnerships for successTake courageous action and ask for help when adversity strikesCommunicate effectively in high stress situationsConnect with your coworkers and customers on a deeper levelThrough compelling, real world stories, Waldo relates how his Air Force wingmen helped him overcome challenges and become successful by teaching him lessons that work in an offi ce as well as in a cockpitLike the world of aerial combat, today s high stakes business world operates faster than the speed of sound Teamwork and trust are critical for thwarting the missiles of fear, change, and risk that too often send even the most seasoned professional into a downward spiralYou can t dodge these missiles alone Never Fly Solo is your flight plan for taking positive action that leads to greater successFind out at neverflysoloThe author will donate a portion of the book s proceeds to veterans charities I liked the messaging and principles of this book a lot As much as I prefer to work independently, the reality is that I am alwayssuccessful when I rely on and support others The collaborative nature of my current work environment is what really makes it such a special place that allows me to do my best work.Some of the author s examples and stories were a bit much for me I appreciate his willingness to be vulnerable in sharing his own faults so the reader can learn from those mistakes I liked the messaging and principles of this book a lot As much as I prefer to work independently, the reality is that I am alwayssuccessful when I rely on and support others The collaborative nature of my current work environment is what really makes it such a special place that allows me to do my best work.Some of the author s examples and stories were a bit much for me I appreciate his willingness to be vulnerable in sharing his own faults so the reader can learn from those mistakes but it made him seem like someone who was always messing up which then causes you to question whether you should be taking advice from him But, overall, this was worth the listen As an Air Force military brat I m already inclined to love a storyteller inspirational leader like retired F 16 fighter pilot Waldo Waldman If you love autobiographies from true American heroes who fly under the radar of publicity but soar high in the skies of heroism, courage and teamwork, then you ll love Waldo s life story He s also an excellent public speaker with an x factor fueled persona. Plain language approach to developing trust with others in your life, because none of us can be successful on our own Waldo draws parallels between the lessons he learned as a pilot in the Air Force and the challenges we all face in our every day work and personal lives, using examples, good and bad, of his own experiences to illustrate his points.
- 173 pages
- Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business
- Robert "Waldo" Waldman
- 01 November 2019 Robert "Waldo" Waldman