The Commando Way
A Special Forces commander's lessons for life, leadership and successBram Connolly
2 December 2021
Published by Allen & Unwin
‘For Bram to share his amazing stories is a gift . . . you can’t help but be inspired.’ – Paul Roos
To be a good leader you first have to be a good follower, but to be a great leader you have to remember that being a good follower wasn’t easy.
Imagine having access to the planning, training and motivational secrets of Australia’s most elite military operators; then imagine being able to adapt what they know to your own everyday life. This is what Bram Connolly gives us in this smart, surprising, optimistic and autobiographical manual for resilience, personal leadership and success.
In sharing the tedium of training as a raw recruit and taking us into the pitch of battle during some of the toughest fighting in Afghanistan, Bram Connolly reminds us among other things that it is okay to be bored, that laziness can quickly become a habit, that there are advantages in being scared and that it’s fine to let go. Clear-headed, honest and self-deprecating, The Commando Way offers powerful lessons that can be used in all aspects of life, no matter who you are.
‘The Commando Way is an engaging and practical journey . . . a must read for leaders in any stage of their own leadership journey.’ – General Stanley McChrystal (Ret’d), former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan