Perhaps the preeminent conventional fighting force in the world, the United States Marine Corps owes much of its modern-day success to the adoption of a combat philosophy known as maneuver warfare. Maneuver warfare uses speed, surprise, and concentrated force to exploit an opponent’s weakness and enables the Marines to achieve maximum impact with limited resources.
This aggressive and highly effective philosophy relies heavily on leadership—the “backbone of maneuver warfare”—to inspire trust, integrity, unselfishness, and initiative throughout the ranks, and to develop confident, decisive leaders who thrive amid rapidly changing battlefield conditions and capitalize on lucrative opportunities as they emerge. The Marine Corps Way shows managers at all levels how to apply the tactics and techniques of maneuver warfare to achieve overwhelming results in today’s fiercely competitive market environment.
The Marine Corps Way illustrates the power of maneuver warfare and shows you how to apply it directly to your business. You’ll learn how to reshape your organization based on seven guiding principles:
- Targeting critical vulnerabilities
- Decentralized decision-making
- Combined arms
You will learn how to foster the intangibles necessary to ensure the success of any maneuver warfare-based approach, and unlock the ingenuity and energy of your people with the Marines’ three leadership pillars:
- Setting the example for others to follow
- Taking care of those in your charge
- Investing in leadership development of each and every member of the organization