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Navigating the Seven Seas: Leadership Lessons of the First African American Father and Son to Serve at Top in the U.S. Navy
     

Navigating the Seven Seas: Leadership Lessons of the First African American Father and Son to Serve at Top in the U.S. Navy

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by Melvin G. Williams, Sr., Melvin G. Williams, Jr.
 

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Two high-achieving African-Americans in the U.S. Navy share their leadership experiences over nearly sixty consecutive years of service. Melvin G. Williams Sr. served in the Navy from 1951 to 1978 with a final assignment as a Command Master Chief. His son, Melvin G. Williams Jr., served from 1978 to 2010 with a final assignment as Commander, U.S. Second Fleet. Their

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Two high-achieving African-Americans in the U.S. Navy share their leadership experiences over nearly sixty consecutive years of service. Melvin G. Williams Sr. served in the Navy from 1951 to 1978 with a final assignment as a Command Master Chief. His son, Melvin G. Williams Jr., served from 1978 to 2010 with a final assignment as Commander, U.S. Second Fleet. Their book describes how they navigated through the ranks by employing what they call the Seven Cs of leadership: Character, Competence, Courage, Commitment, Caring, Communicating, and Community. The authors contend that their leadership principles can be learned, practiced, and refined for any profession.

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ISBN-13:
9781612510385
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
06/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
3 MB

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Thaddeus-T-Wright More than 1 year ago
Navigating the Seven Seas is indeed the Leadership Lessons of the first African American Father and Son to Serve at the Top in the U.S. Navy. MSCM(SS) Williams Sr.(retired) and VADM Williams (retired) are indeed the epitome of Navy Leadership, Naval History and Naval Heritage all wrapped into one. These American Heroes are indeed the Navy's Dynamic Duo! Together they are a force that covers all areas of the leadership spectrum from the makings of a Subject Matter Expert/Senior Enlisted to the makings and distinct achievement of Flag Officer (VADM). In addition, both father and son open several doors that were closed due to lack of diversity. Their foresight, their vision, and their love in serving others has made major contributions for those that have come behind them in both the Enlisted and Officer ranks. What I love about this book that it really is about LEADERSHIP. You have a father and son who bring their success into the classroom and solve the leadership mathematic equation using the exponent 7c. Together, they breakdown the context of leadership into 7 pieces that leave you in awe regarding their testimony as well as the challenge within yourself in regards to being a leader. Their method and legacy is relevant to all regardless of profession and/or background. If one is looking for means of being successful, you've found it here! I strongly recommend this book to all those who wish to learn from one's successfully legacy. For this book not only captures one, but two legacies that stretch over time and generations. As we value their service to our country, they valued and served the men and women who served with them in efforts to lead effectively. We salute them both and hold them in the highest regards. V/r Thaddeus T. Wright, CSCM