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The Wisdom of the Bullfrog

By: Admiral William H. McRaven
Narrated by: Admiral William H. McRaven
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From the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed—a short inspirational book of advice and leadership lessons that Admiral McRaven collected over his four decades as a Navy SEAL.

The title “Bullfrog” is given to the Navy SEAL who has served the longest on active duty. Admiral McRaven was honored to receive this honor in 2011 when he took charge of the United States Special Operations Command. When McRaven retired in 2014, he had 37 years as a Navy SEAL under his belt, leading men and women at every level of the special operations community. In the ensuing four years, he served as Chancellor to the entire University of Texas System, with its 230,000 students and 100,000 faculty and health care workers.

During those four decades, Admiral McRaven dealt with every conceivable leadership challenge, from commanding combat operations—including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Phillips, and the raid for Osama bin Laden. 

THE WISDOM OF THE BULLFROG draws on these and countless other experiences from Admiral McRaven’s incredible life, including crisis situations, management debates, organizational transitions, and ethical dilemmas, to provide listeners with the most important leadership lessons he has learned over the course of his forty years of service. Each chapter provides a Make Your Bed-like parable, rich with insights like those featured in his bestselling memoir, Sea Stories, about the specific leadership traits required to be at the top of your game, including:   

  • Who Dares, Wins 
  • Run to the Sound of the Guns 
  • No Plan Survives First Contact with the Enemy 

THE WISDOM OF THE BULLFROG is Admiral McRaven’s clear-eyed treatise on the leadership qualities that separate the good from the truly great.

©2023 Admiral William H. McRaven (P)2023 Grand Central Publishing

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Thabks Admiral for your awesome leadership book. I've been an exe leaders for 3 decades and resonate with the wisdom you have shared. Possibly the best leadership book I've listened too. Plan to send hard copies to all my direct reports and theirs... Up and down the chain of command... Great stuff Boss and thank you. Now I await your Next book.....

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Simple and special SEAL sauce for the rest of us.

Brilliant life lessons and very engaging. Could listen to Mac all day as a narrator.

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I Salute you. Admiral

An accurate detailed account of what it takes to become a leader.
It’s simple but not easy.
I thoroughly loved the wisdom portrayed in this book. A must read.

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Strong principals easy to understand

Another excellent book, the messaging, stories and antidotes can be applied to any person across all industries.

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