Lead or Fail is not a ‘tell all’ book. It is a guide for business owners, sales professionals, and yes, military leaders, who want to improve their leadership skills. I just happened to interview Navy SEALs as source material.
Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
When critics don’t like a book, they write a bad review and tell the world what they think about that title. When the Pentagon reviewed “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden" (Dutton), by Navy SEAL Mark Owen (pseudonym), since identified as retired Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, they threatened to toss him in jail and throw away the key. They’ve really raised the stakes.
The Pentagon alleges that Bissonnette signed a non-disclosure agreement and by publishing “No Easy Day” without providing the book for pre-publication review, he is in violation of his agreement. It turns out that Bissonnette isn’t the only author telling military stories without getting the governmental green light. Pete Mitchell, author of "Lead or Fail: The Essential Principles For Peak Performance Through Leading and Influencing Others" (Anderson-Noble) admits that his book wasn’t submitted for review either. At the same time, Mitchell denies that there is any threat to National Security and insists that he “won’t remove book from publication under any circumstances.”
“Lead or Fail is not a ‘tell all’ book. It is a guide for business owners, sales professionals, and yes, military leaders, who want to improve their leadership skills. I just happened to interview Navy SEALs as well as other military officials and family members as source material for the book. I don’t see how the Pentagon can claim that this book reveals any classified material. It just isn’t true” Stated Mitchell.
Mitchell insists that “Lead or Fail”, is not a military book, even though it includes military missions, tactics, and schools. "All of the missions, tactics and military schools referenced are done so with a deliberate purpose to expose the core underlying leadership traits that others can emulate in their own lives." continued Mitchell. "The reason so many military missions are retold is because the military has found ways to turn teenagers into fighting men that others follow. So much of that knowledge and information can be applied to the civilian world."
Regarding “No Easy Day” Mitchell noted, “I read it. It's fantastic. I can't imagine how anyone can insist there are any secrets in that book.”
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