Is being a military leader the same as a civilian engineering leader? The short answer is no. But there are many transferable lessons. The military invests a lot in teaching and developing leaders and military leaders have the opportunity to try and apply different leadership techniques.
Here are four interesting books (recommended by leaders interviewed on this site) all written by former U.S. Navy leaders where they extract what can be applied to civilian leadership.
As a manager, it’s important to be aware of your own personal power and how to use it effectively. One way to do this is by understanding the concept of influence. Influence is the ability to affect others in the desired way. It can be exerted through various means such as authority, expertise, or persuasion. Selected books on influence and persuasion.