Melvin G. Williams Sr.
It s not a superb well written Book With
"that said i "Said I Found With that said I still found book helpful in becoming a great leader Both of these men were very successful with the different paths they took and during different times of our history as a nation It made me think about how to take their experiences and apply it to my own professional career working for the Navy I enjoyed the book it s a uick read and some great uotes are also a highlight of this book These two men have an incredible story to tell Unfortunatel. Navigating the Seven Seas is an account of the leadership experiences two high achieving African Americans in the US Navy This father and son duo both achieved leadership ranks in the service of their country by following certain precepts than can applied for success in any profession both military and civilian Melvin G Williams Sr served in the US Navy for 27 years 1951 1978 and reached the highest enlisted leadership rank of Master Chief with final Navy leadership assignment as a Command Master Chief His son Melvin G Williams Jr served 32 years 1978 2010 and reached the rank *Of Vice Admiral With Final *Vice Admiral with final leadership assignment ,
Y I think it was lost formatting the book in terms Of Leadership Characteristics Instead leadership characteristics Instead believe the story would have been far profound and still demonstrated all of the leadership characteristics had it chronologically presented the story and careers of this father and son duo I was expecting a book of sea stories covering over sixty years of Navy history What I found read like a cross between leadership platitudes and a really long EVAL Simplistic yet thought provoking this book provides timel. S a Fleet Commander As two African Americans who served the nation for nearly 60 consecutive years across two generations they hope to provide readers with their perspectives on leadership Their book describes how they navigated up through the ranks of the US Navy to positions of greater responsibility by employing their Seven Cs of leadership Character Competence Courage Commitment Caring Communicating and CommunityTheir book addresses the uestions regarding who a leader is what a leader does why and how a leader performs Although the context of their experiences is with the US Navy their message is that the seven Leadership Cs ar. .
Ess lessons on navigating the intertwined challenges of the wardroom and mess to work together while maintaining their distinct roles toward improving mission readiness and sailorization I thoroughly enjoyed this book their distinct roles toward *improving mission readiness and sailorization I thoroughly enjoyed this book as an African American Naval Officer This is a *mission readiness and sailorization I thoroughly enjoyed this book as an African American Naval Officer This is a read for every naval officer Melvin G Williams Sr and Melvin G Williams Jr both served in the US Navy From 1951 to 2010 the Navy has changed significantly which is why the Sr was forced into the Steward rate he still rose to. E germane to all readers regardless of occupation or leadership situation civilian military public and private industry etc and regardless of the reader's background culture or genderThe authors contend that leadership is an art and a science and that leadership can be learned practiced and refined and that there is no stereotypical type cast mold for leaders They argue that if they as members of a minority can rise to leadership roles in the US Navy by following these key principles to navigate across the rough seas of life then anyone can employ these rules to rise to increased leadership responsibility in any profession or caree.