Adapt Or Die (Paperback)Rick Lynch & Mark Dagostino
The world needs you to lead. And in order to lead, you need to adapt.
Sharing stories from the front and insights born from overcoming adversity on the battlefield and in the boardroom, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Lynch offers nine impactful leadership principles to help you develop your own effective, flexible leadership style. From earning respect and working effectively with diverse teams to adapting to new technology and laying a foundation of trust built upon integrity, these principles are what separate the leader who is merely equipped and the leader who excels.
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“'Change, adapt, and find new opportunities.' That is how Rick Lynch commanded in Iraq during the surge. But it could be any of us leaders anywhere: We all have to adapt. This is a superb book on leadership written by a thoughtful, courageous, and authentic leader himself. As wise, practical, and inspiring as any I have ever seen." - Gen. Fred M. Franks, U.S. Army (retired)
"General Lynch's book Adapt or Die is a wonderful reflection of the importance of truly caring for people in a very emotional and deeply connected way. I have worked with Rick in helping take care of our soldiers and their families during these difficult times, and the leadership principles listed in this book are an invaluable guide on how to accomplish that goal. Those principles apply not only in the military, but also in corporate America, in academia, and even in the entertainment industry." - Gary Sinise, actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation
"General Lynch is a great American hero. He's led our troops in battle and he's managed the bases for thousands of military families around the world. He's got insights into leadership and taking care of people that are great lessons for leaders of any organization. He makes a compelling case for leaders to constantly improve and adapt their organizations; it's really all about people. Lynch's mantra of 'touching lives and making a difference' should speak to leaders of all types of organizations. A must-read for any student of leaders." - Craig Boyan, president and COO, HEB
"This book deserves a place on the shelf of contemporary leadership tomes. A personal tour through an exciting life as a soldier, it will provoke an interesting self-analysis in those who have led or want to lead." - Lt. Gen. Walter F. Ulmer Jr., U.S. Army (retired); former president and CEO, Center for Creative Leadership
About the Author
Lt. Gen. (Ret) Rick Lynch has commanded at all levels of the Army, from company (100 soldiers) to Corps (65,000 soldiers) to commander of all US Army installations (120,000 civilian employees and soldiers worldwide). He spent over thirty months in Iraq, including fifteen months as one of the leaders of the 2007 Surge and recently accepted the position as executive director of the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute. He and his wife of thirty years, Sarah, live in Texas.
Mark Dagostino is a New York Times bestselling co-author and former senior writer for People magazine. He wrote Courage to Stand with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and is the co-author of Rudy: My Story with Notre Dame legend Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. He lives in New Hampshire.
ByRick Lynch & Mark Dagostino
Size152 x 229 mm
Number of Pages240 pp
PublisherBaker Book House