Brandon Hall recently authored a review by leadership coach and consultant Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler of the principles in Navy SEAL training and operations which are applicable and effective in the domain of leadership and mastery in general:

1. Follow one’s creed without fail.
2. Master the body.
3. Master the mind.
4. Focus on the values.
5. Balance heart and fist.

Strozzi-Heckler’s perspective of Navy SEAL operating principles reflects his own background in studies of both psychology and aikido. Hall’s review of Strozzi-Heckler also highlights the observations of veteran Navy SEALs Dick Couch and Eric Greitens. Couch observes that “the most important lesson from SEAL training for executives is holding one’s beliefs in the face of adversity.” Greitens as well points out that “we all have a front line, where our commitment to our goals comes right up against reality. ‘To do anything well, we have to live with courage and compassion. The heart provides us with our purpose, with our passion. But to follow that passion requires discipline and courage.’” Read the full article HERE.

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