Mark Phillip Hertling is a former United States Army officer. From March 2011-November 2012, he served as the Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and the Seventh Army. Hertling served in Armor, Cavalry, planning, operations and training positions, and commanded every organization from Platoon to Field Army.
9 books on this list
The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an ...
@RoryRoberge @neeratanden A great book. But a very long read. – source
Mark HertlingJul 16, 2020
MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLDAn updated edition of the blockbuster leadership book that took America and the world by storm. In Extreme Ownership , Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life.Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most hig...
@jeffsimmons @Docbasia Yes, that’s a good book. Lots of great lessons. But Seals ain’t doctors. – source
Mark HertlingNov 09, 2019
Success in business requires navigating through wildly different cultural realities, and we become vulnerable without any knowledge of how to decode cultures foreign to our own. For todays ever-more-globalized audience, international culture expert Erin Meyer writes a fun and instructive guide to the tactics and strategies well need to overcome cul...
BTW, a great book on the subject: The Culture Map, by Erin Meyer (especially good for those working in multinational organizations...or the govt/military) – source
Mark HertlingAug 08, 2019
This book is also recommended byEmma Bostian
"A story of epic proportions [and] an awesome feat of biographical reconstruction."The Boston GlobeA classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the twenty-five-year saga of the West Point class of 1966. With a novelist's eye for detail, Rick Atkinson illuminates this powerful story through the lives of three classmates and the women they lovedfrom ...
@Carter_PE @MattGallagher0 Yes, and this is a great book. Thanks for the reminder, Phil. – source
Mark HertlingOct 22, 2019
At the height of WWI, historys most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not th...
Read this book by @johnmbarry a few years ago...found it fascinating. Decided to re-read...just for insights into disease and their effects on society. – source
Mark HertlingFeb 27, 2020
The smudge looked suspiciously penis-like. The doctor confirmed: "That's the baby's penis!" which caused not celebration, but panic in soon-to-be father and Time magazine columnist Joel Stein. Joel pictured having to go camping and fix a car and use a hammer and throw a football and watch professionals throw footballs and figure out whether to be s...
Didn’t see this RT from the terrific @thejoelstein His visit to Armor crew basic training (which he describes in his great book “Man-Made: A Stupid Quest for Maculinity,”) is a hilarious memory (and it’s a great book for dads!) – source
Mark HertlingJul 08, 2019
The story of a young woman from Montana who joined the CIA and worked her way up through the ranks to the frontline of the fight against Islamic extremists.In 1999, 30-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity for intelligence work, Nada was determined to rise thro...
If you served in Iraq anytime between 2003-2014, this is a must read book by @nadabakos The described Intel collection provides insight to what the military was doing on the ground. Excellent behind-the-scenes history. – source
Mark HertlingAug 12, 2019
This book is also recommended byRyan Goodman
Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouragedsometimes stridentlyto find a mentor! Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote t...
@ETSshow It is one book I continuously recommend to those about to chose a mentor (especially women)! Dr Johnson has done some great research, will be a great show. – source
Mark HertlingFeb 11, 2020
The definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work. "What an asshole!" How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford University p...
@Strike_Williams Dealing with toxic leaders is a challenge, each is different w different motivations...they usually fly under their bosses radar. Much longer conversation than we can have here...but check out this great book: “The No Asshole Rule”. – source
Mark HertlingMar 05, 2018