Navy Ace pilot and TOPGUN instructor Bill Driscoll demonstrates how his own life-or-death aerial dogfights - and the preparation for them - can help guide high-risk corporate decisions. Interviews with over 200 senior executives and 26 Ace pilots, as well as strategies from Driscoll's own highly successful second career in commercial real estate, reinforce the consistent patterns underlying exceptional performance under pressure.
As the son of a Navy Chief Petty Officer, I found this book to be incredibly relational. The stories of Navy leadership are similar to the stories that guided my life. As a successful healthcare executive, the lessons in this book are timeless and apply succinctly to the daily challenges I face as a leader in a highly matrixed and complex organization.
I am so glad that I bought this book and will recommend it to my friends and colleagues.