Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis audiobook

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

By Jim Mattis  and Bing West
Read by Danny Campbell

Random House Audio 9780812996838

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780735288485

  • ISBN: 9780735288485

Runtime: 12.02 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

#1 New York Times bestseller

#1 Amazon.com bestseller in Military Strategy History

A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.
 
Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis’s storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas—and short-sighted thinking—now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.
 
Mattis divides his book into three parts: Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war’s grim realities with political leaders’ human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic.
 
Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments form his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.” New York Times Book Review
In this magnificent memoir, Jim Mattis details many important events in his career, but he also does much more: He explains how he is informed by his experiences in a way that teaches you how to learn from your own. Read, enjoy, and learn. George Shultz, American economist and former US secretary of state

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Mattis

Author Bio: Jim Mattis

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Bing West

Author Bio: Bing West

Bing West, a Marine combat infantryman, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former assistant secretary of defense. His bestselling books have won many awards.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English