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Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck Paperback

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1948856018
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1948856010
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.8 ounces
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

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As one of the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilots in the US Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready pilot, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast-moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

A sought-after leadership expert, dynamic keynote speaker, CEO, and executive coach, Carey has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with audiences and individuals, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her a highly sought-after business consultant and leadership speaker. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, and NPR, and in Time magazine and the Huffington Post.

Carey has delivered her leadership training, leadership keynotes, corporate teambuilding and strategy experience to such companies as the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, AT&T, Amdocs, Bayer CropScience, Black & McDonald, Cisco, Comcast, Covidien, DirectEmployers Association, Executive Women International, Health Alliance, Kentucky Bankers Association, Kiewit Offshore Services, Kimberly-Clark, New York Life, Lincoln Financial, New England Women in Banking, NWBOC, PMI Chapters, Prudential, Restaurant Facility Management Association, Safeway, Sanofi, Sourcing Interests Group, Southern California Edison, State Farm Insurance, Sea Ray Boats, Sprint, Texas Workforce Commission, TripAdvisor, Underwriters Laboratories, Verizon, Walmart, Wells Fargo Advisors, and WICT to name a few.

Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is currently working on her MBA in Strategic Leadership.

A Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Fearless Leadership: High Performance Lessons From The Flight Deck shares an F-14 fighter pilot's top lessons for leading fearlessly--and bringing a team to peak performance.

As an aviation pioneer, Carey D. Lohrenz learned what fearless leadership means in some of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Here, her teams had to perform at their peak--or lives were on the line. Faltering leadership was simply unacceptable.

Through these experiences, Lohrenz identified a fundamental truth: high-performing teams require fearless leaders.

Since leaving the Navy, she's translated that lesson into a new field, helping top business leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to middle managers, supercharge performance in today's competitive business environments. In Fearless Leadership, Lohrenz walks you through the three fundamentals of real fearlessness--courage, tenacity, and integrity--and then reveals fearless leadership in action, offering advice on how to set a bold vision, bring the team together (as wingmen, not Top Gun mavericks), execute effectively, and stay resilient through hard times.

Whether you're stepping into your first leadership role or looking to get out of a longstanding rut, Fearless Leadership will act like your afterburner--rocketing you to ever-higher levels of performance.

The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Fearless Leadership to veterans charities.

Praise for Fearless Leadership:

"A fascinating read. If you aspire to be an exceptional leader and really make a difference, Fearless Leadership offers a down-to-earth, understandable flight plan." Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines.

"Carey Lohrenz is a great American, a great speaker, and a great writer. I admire her on every level. Fearless Leadership is a fast-paced, fascinating read that every person, leader or not, will enjoy and learn from. I love this book." Larry Winget, six time NYT/WSJ bestselling author of Grow A Pair: How to Take Back Your Life, Your Business and Your Sanity.

"This book will inspire and motivate you with engaging principles of values-based leadership."

Dr. Nido Qubein, President, High Point University, Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.

"Carey Lohrenz has written a book that is about much more than leadership. Carey's story is about looking life straight in the eyes and saying 'Bring it.' Bring the challenges, the victories, the hard times, the absolute joy of meaningful accomplishment...bring it all. This book grabs your heart and spirit from the first page and never lets go. I highly recommend Fearless Leadership." Joe Calloway, Author, Be The Best At What Matters Most

"Lohrenz has real leadership experience and she shares her insights on every page of this bold, fresh take on the subject." Randy Gage, author of the New York Times bestseller Risky Is the New Safe

"Truth is transferrable, and the lessons Carey Lohrenz learned as a top naval aviator flying off the deck of an aircraft carrier are lessons that will benefit you and your business. This book takes you on an exciting ride that teaches what it takes to face your fears, support your team and lead your mission successfully." Mark Sanborn, Bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader

"It's books like these that challenge my threshold for greatness. Carey discusses concepts every leader desires, but only few have attained. It will become a secret weapon in your journey to master your craft." Dale Partridge

Founder of Sevenly.org & Author of People Over Profit

"Carey Lohrenz broke more than the sound barrier with this one. She navigates a flight plan for smart people to lead in a powerful way." - Chris Brogan, CEO Owner Media Group.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Relevance and clarity of purpose delivered at 2x the speed of sound
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Had the honor of meeting Carey at a professional conference in Denver. After reading her book, I realize that the words and the person are one and the same. Lessons earned through the crucible of an extraordinary life experience...but delivered and written with humor, humility, and no-nonsense mid-western candor. I have a soon-to-be-college-bound daughter, and will give this book to her. Because when you're given two choices and neither are palatable...want her to remember Carey's solution in finding a Third Way...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
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