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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Clear Eyed Account Of Learning How To Lead In A Chaotic World, By General Jim Mattisthe Former Secretary Of Defense And One Of The Most Formidable Strategic Thinkers Of Our Timeand Bing West, A Former Assistant Secretary Of Defense And Combat Marine Call Sign Chaos Is The Account Of Jim Mattiss Storied Career, From Wide Ranging Leadership Roles In Three Wars To Ultimately Commanding A Quarter Of A Million Troops Across The Middle East Along The Way, Mattis Recounts His Foundational Experiences As A Leader, Extracting The Lessons He Has Learned About The Nature Of Warfighting And Peacemaking, The Importance Of Allies, And The Strategic Dilemmasand Short Sighted Thinkingnow Facing Our Nation He Makes It Clear Why America Must Return To A Strategic Footing So As Not To Continue Winning Battles But Fighting Inconclusive Wars Mattis Divides His Book Into Three Parts Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, And Strategic Leadership In The First Part, Mattis Recalls His Early Experiences Leading Marines Into Battle, When He Knew His Troops As Well As His Own Brothers In The Second Part, He Explores What It Means To Command Thousands Of Troops And How To Adapt Your Leadership Style To Ensure Your Intent Is Understood By Your Most Junior Troops So That They Can Own Their Mission In The Third Part, Mattis Describes The Challenges And Techniques Of Leadership At The Strategic Level, Where Military Leaders Reconcile Wars Grim Realities With Political Leaders Human Aspirations, Where Complexity Reigns And The Consequences Of Imprudence Are Severe, Even Catastrophic Call Sign Chaos Is A Memoir Of A Life Of Warfighting And Lifelong Learning, Following Along As Mattis Rises From Marine Recruit To Four Star General It Is A Journey About Learning To Lead And A Story About How He, Through Constant Study And Action, Developed A Unique Leadership Philosophy, One Relevant To Us All

5 thoughts on “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

  1. says:

    September 3, 2019Format HardcoverI am a USN Chief Petty Officer Ret and absolutely loved this book by the General As explained in the blurb, it is divided into 3 leadership, executive leadership and strategic leadership.Reading is an excellent way to broaden my horizons and this book did exactly that for me The Marines, of course, are famiiar to me but this book gave me further insight into their training I had no idea, for example, that all are trained as Infantry Officers first And, when they go up the ladder in the O s that they are given a new book to study for that position.This one will explain leadership techniques to anyone that is interested One of my favorite parts was that the intent of the leader must be understood The three C s.competence, caring and conviction were also mentioned The caring part is so true when being a leader as those junior troops will not only hear that but feel itin their hearts.I did have one laugh out loud moment in remembering my days as a USN recruiter Tough times for both of us, it appears He, of course, was in charge of the recruiters and I was on the receiving end The mid 1980 s was not a good time for either of us Just an outstanding book which I enjoyed reading thoroughly I kept envisioning going into the USMC and advancing up the ladder to eventually become the Secretary of Defense A plus 40 years of service in the Corps Wow..just wow Truly hope you enjoy your well deserved retirementas we say in the USN Bravo Zulu, Sir I salute you.Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons., integrity, honesty, service to country and an outstanding style of leadershipWill contact about the lack of the Verified Purchase as I did purchase it Order below Per s guidance, had to delete original review and resubmitTwo calls and my request has been forwarded to Communities for assistance.Order detailsOrdered on July 9, 2019 1 item Call Sign Chaos Learning to LeadMattis, Jim, West, BingSold by Random House Digital, Inc.

  2. says:

    1 2 way through Jim Mattis s book Call Sign Chaos , a thorough treatise on leadership, military history management Highly recommend it Mattis is a man of integrity character no doubt about it His list of what to read is worth the price alone bingwest randomhouse

  3. says:

    I bought this book because, in an interview General Mattis said that he did not comment on the actions of a sitting President This level of personal integrity was enough for me to buy the book This book details a long, tough and thoughtful career This book is well worth the read, and the General our thanks.

  4. says:

    I m punishing Mattis giving him 4 stars instead of 5 Although I ve hardly been fair He is a man of high integrity, intelligence and obviously superb leadership skills I stopped reading the book bc I just don t care to read about all the tactical maneuvering and war stories that go along with his values The reality of war remains difficult for me to confront I was hoping the book was about his time as Secy of Def rather than his career The book is well written and I think it will have a broad appeal to anyone who is interested in his career path How I wish former SoD Mattis would run for President.

  5. says:

    Inspiration for me to be a better man and lead by example.