Foreword xiiiAcknowledgments xvIntroduction: Becoming a Leader of Leaders 1CHAPTER 1A Special Kind of Warrior 9PART I: DO YOUR PART FIRSTThe Brand of a True LeaderCHAPTER 2What Do I Mean by "Leader"? 33CHAPTER 3Owning Your State of Mind: The First Strike Mindset 43CHAPTER 4Power by Example: The Importance of Ethos 55CHAPTER 5Be It Ever So Humble:There Is No Place Like Leadership 71CHAPTER 6Always On: Leadership in the Moment,Every Moment 87CHAPTER 7Look, Listen, and Feel: Communication andCharisma Fight Side by Side 99CHAPTER 8"Ya Got What Ya Got": Leading ThroughBureaucracy and Limited Resources 113PART II: RUNNING TO THE SOUND OF GUNFIREThe Essence of BrotherhoodCHAPTER 9The Guiding Light: Values and Shared Vision 129CHAPTER 10Powering Teams Forward with TRUST 141CHAPTER 11Two Is One, One Is None:The Power of Swim Buddies 155CHAPTER 12Through, By, and With: Developing Teamabilityand Shared Consciousness 167CHAPTER 13Developing a Perimeter: An Invisible Shield toClarify and Protect 179CHAPTER 14Leading from All Parts of the Line:The Importance of Followership 193PART III: BATTLE RHYTHMTurning Brand and Brotherhood into MusicCHAPTER 15No Man Left Behind 209CHAPTER 16Leading at the Speed of War 219CHAPTER 17Outside the Box: How to Enhance TeamInnovation and Problem Solving 233CHAPTER 18Thriving on the Rhythm: Seizing First, Fast,Fearless Leadership Moments 245CHAPTER 19The Man in the Arena 259APPENDIXFirst, Fast, Fearless Leadership Maxims 263Index 271
In his 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, Ed Hiner commanded hundreds of strategic combat missions and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the globe, for which he earned two Bronze Stars with "V" for valor and combat leadership. In his role as a Navy Special Warfare Training Officer, Ed managed basic and advanced training for all Navy SEALs on the national level. He draws on this vast experience for his work as a coach and consultant specializing in leadership, team building, mental toughness, resilience, and personal conflict resolution.