I made it very clear from the beginning when I interviewed all the military guys, including the Navy SEALs, that I would not include any sensitive or classified material.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
The recent uproar by the White House and the Pentagon after Navy SEAL Mark Owen (pseudonym) authored "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden" (Dutton) has placed author Pete Mitchell square in the sights of the government machine due to his book "Lead or Fail: The Essential Principles for Peak Performance" (Anderson-Noble) which contains unauthorized military stories. Pete Mitchell admits that Lead or Fail contains stories and insights given to him from Navy SEALs as well as others.
"I made it very clear from the beginning when I interviewed all the military guys, including the Navy SEALs that I would not include any sensitive or classified material" stated Mitchell. "When I was asked in regard to chapter 3 to not include the name SEAL Team Six or it's official name, United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, I complied even though those names were, even at that time, public knowledge."
While it is true that Mitchell didn't submit the book to the Pentagon for prepublication review, he contends that since he never signed any agreement with the government, his First Amendment rights give him permission to author this book as he sees fit. "If someone is looking for military secrets in this book, they aren't going to find any" insisted Mitchell. "However, if someone is looking for insight on how people become the leaders that others want to follow, they will discover these secrets in this book."
Lead or Fail reveals the mindset and the principles a leader must have in business to accomplish the kind of tasks that can only be accomplished with the aid of a team in step with the leader. In addition to stories from Navy SEALs, Lead or Fail also includes stories from Vietnam as well as great business success summaries. Business owners and executives from all over the country have been sharpening their leadership skills with the information revealed in this book.
Regarding No Easy Day — which Owen wrote anonymously before his identity was revealed in national news media — Mitchell noted, “I read it. It's fantastic. I can't imagine how anyone can insist there are any secrets in that book.” No Easy Day topped best seller lists everywhere when it was released.
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