Learn How to Lead to Win: 33 Powerful Stories and Leadership Lessons, by Admiral Mike Manazir
Learn how to lead to win by Admiral Mike Manazir
A truly inspiring Leader and easy to listen to book.
Mike Manazir was a Vice Admiral and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems (OPNAV N9). He had numerous responsibilities in that role, including overseeing the integration of manpower, training, sustainment, modernization, and procurement decisions for the Navy’s warfare systems.
During his career, Manazir has commanded at various levels including at the squadron, wing, and carrier strike group levels. He has experience with various aircraft and has accumulated more than 3,200 flight hours and over 1,200 carrier-arrested landings. Mike Manazir is also a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as TOPGUN.
Admiral Manazir attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1981. His academic credentials also include a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Top Tips by Admiral Manazir:
- Clear Communication: Articulate your vision and expectations clearly to ensure everyone on the team is on the same page.
- Lead by Example: Display the characteristics you want to see in your team.
- Decision-Making Under Pressure: Train yourself to make effective decisions even in high-stress situations.
- Teamwork and Collaboration: Encourage cooperation within your team to accomplish common goals.
- Adaptability: Be willing to adjust your strategies based on changing circumstances.
- Integrity: Foster trust with your team by being honest, transparent, and ethical.
- Empower Others: Delegate responsibilities and trust your team to perform their roles effectively.
- Resilience: Cultivate the ability to bounce back from setbacks or failures.
- Continuous Learning: Strive for self-improvement and encourage your team to do the same.
- Service-Oriented Leadership: Put the needs of your team before your own and support them in achieving their best.
My notes – his Father and mother – Syrian refugee – Marine Corps critical father – Mother believed in him
The strength of support from his Wife Kelly and his love for her and his Children Megan and Ryan
He was Call sign Nasty and had a great honour to be the Commander of USS Nimitz
From very early on, he had a Clear vision and goal. He had Seen Naval midshipmen and decided – I’m going to Naval Academy
He loved driving his British triumph TR6 or 7 white sports car like my father Paul Perks, he trained at NAS Pensacola Florida
NAS Kingsville. My father met my mother nearby at Padre island Corpus Christie Texas.
Like me, he had to go through Resistance to interrogation for Pilots and EW operators (I was in 14 EW Sig Regt).
They deliberately had a mix ofHard and soft interrogators who got inside your mind and some broke down crying
Mike highlighted the importance of Balance and marriage with the huge cost of the impact of the military coming first.
He had some very sound tips and advice such as –You will fail and go again. Success is fuelled by failure. Covey – Begin with the end in mind
He would realise how important it was to remember and use people’s names
Air accidents were grim. After the attacks by terrorists in 2001 twin towers and launching air attacks on Afghan positions
You want subordinates who have strong differing views to yours – Look for the other side of the coin
People don’t follow you because you’re admirable at your job, but they follow you because they feel you care
Mikes leadership maxims
Heart and care
Spend time to acknowledge
Building high trust transparent relationships
Team over personal success
Acknowledging others contributions
Passion for story telling, leadership big ships, fast jets thundering Harley Davidson‘s and his wife, Kelly
Commanded F14 squadron
Commanded USS Nimitz
Two star admiral
Executive Fortune 100 Aerospace and defence company