Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business

Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business

By Robert Waldo Waldman

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Former Top-Gun pilot, leadership consultant, and peak-performance expert Waldman helps readers transform ordinary relationships into interdependent partnerships. This transformation will deliver better ideas, more opportunities, and more benefits that just going solo.


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Book Information

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies.
Publish Date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 9780071637060
ISBN-10: 0071637060
Language: English

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The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book on building powerful, effective teams!

"An amazing book that bucks the old paradigm that maverick leaders and self-madeentrepreneurs set the bar. It will forever change the way you look at leadership."
--Marshall Goldsmith, author of The Wall Street Journal #1 business bestsellerWhat Got You Here Won't Get You There

"In Never Fly Solo, Rob 'Waldo' Waldman shares potent, personal leadership lessonson what it takes to access the power of your wingmen. If you want a former fi ghter pilot with 65combat missions as your wingman and if business success is your target, take flight withWaldo's book and earn your wings. You'll never fly solo again."
--Jeffrey Gitomer, bestselling author of The Little Red Book of Selling

"If you are serious about building trusting relationships and launching your business and lifeto new heights, then invest in yourself and buy this book."
--Keith Ferrazzi, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Who's Got Your Back

"Authentic and inspirational, Never Fly Solo is a winning formula for successfulleadership that everyone in business should read."
--Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of The Winds of Turbulence

"Waldo does a superb job of applying to the business world the lessons he learned in hismilitary career. His excellent use of vignettes shows how standards and values areapplicable to leading an honorable life."
--General Ron Fogleman, U.S. Air Force Retired, former Chief of Staff, USAF

"Waldo the Wingman knows the value of relationships and how to build realpartnerships that benefit everyone involved."
--Mark Sanborn, speaker and bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader

Rob "Waldo" Waldmanunderstands one thing better than most businesspeople: You can't reach your highest potential alone.You need wingmen--trusted partners--who canhelp you overcome obstacles, adapt to change, andprepare for success. A decorated former combatF-16 fighter pilot and now a successful entrepreneur, Waldman lives his life by this rule.

Whether you're a senior executive, mid-level manager, or new hire fresh out of college, your success dependson the mutual support of trusted associates. In NeverFly Solo, Waldo helps you maximize your relationshipsto reach your greatest potential. You'll learn how to:

  • Commit to the core wingman values ofintegrity, accountability, service, and excellence
  • Transform your relationships with colleaguesinto interdependent partnerships for success
  • Take courageous action and ask for helpwhen adversity strikes
  • Communicate effectively in high-stresssituations
  • Connect with your coworkers and customerson a deeper level

Through compelling, real-world stories, Waldo relateshow his Air Force wingmen helped him overcomechallenges and become successful by teaching himlessons that work in an offi ce as well as in a cockpit.

Like the world of aerial combat, today's high-stakesbusiness world operates faster than the speed ofsound. Teamwork and trust are critical for thwartingthe missiles of fear, change, and risk that too oftensend even the most seasoned professional into adownward spiral.

You can't dodge these missiles alone. Never Fly Solois your flight plan for taking positive action that leadsto greater success.

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The author will donate a portion of the book's proceeds to veterans charities.

About the Author

Rob "Waldo" Waldman is a decorated former fighter pilot, sales manager, and professional leadership speaker. His Fortune 500 clients include Hewlett-Packard, Aflac, Marriott, Medtronic, and Nokia. He has been featured on Fox News and BusinessWeek online and in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Selling Power.

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