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Bringing a wealth of wisdom,
retired US Navy captain and former CEO of Sparton Corporation,
William Toti is the voice of authority on military transition to industry, industry leadership,
and many incredible events in US history.
William Toti speaks from a unique perspective as one of very few Americans who served both as a military CO (the nuclear submarine USS Indianapolis) and a corporate CEO (Sparton Corporation). With 26 years of active duty service followed by 15 years running multi-billion-dollar companies, he offers an engaging account what it takes to succeed after transitioning from military command to industry leadership.
Each year, over 200,000 service members transition life and career paths after separation from the military. You’ve served your country dutifully, and as a member of the US armed forces you’ve also developed a discipline, drive, and skillset admired the world over. Your success in the civilian job market after your military career ends is all but ensured, right?
Smooth sailing into civilian life and career is sadly not the transition that many service members encounter. In fact, statistics and real-life reports from former predecessors show struggle in the area of career change. More than half of those surveyed about the process felt as if they had little to no help with the transition.
That’s why William J. Toti, retired naval officer and former CEO of Sparton Corporation, wrote From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. From CO to CEO aims to help you get the most out of your industry career with a step-by-step guide to navigating the search, interview, and negotiation process and helps you acclimate to your new environment and to accelerate your climb to the top.
“An insightful primer of incalculable value for every transitioning officer regardless of branch of service; full of useful tips and counterintuitive lessons based on real life experiences from one who successfully cracked the code.”
“Bill Toti’s book is a testament to understanding the interrelationship between military and industry, and is a must-read for those thinking of joining, and just as important for those who are already part of, this business of defense of the United States.”
"Bill Toti lays out the pitfalls and the pinnacles of hanging up the uniform but not the energy, drive, and humility that are the keys to success in the private sector. Simply a knockout of a book, grounded in experience and written in vibrant prose!"
“It’s impossible to transition out of the military without a good guide. From CO to CEO lays out key insights and hard-earned wisdom from a senior corporate leader who has been there and done that. It is a testament of success—like a mini-MBA, a true triumph!”
“From CO to CEO is a reality-based, practical guide that should be required reading for any military member transitioning into the civilian workforce. Bill gives a first-hand account of what works and what doesn't work outside of the military, and he helps clear the fog of uncertainty by providing actionable advice that is not based in theory.”
“From CO to CEO is the transition book military members need before their actual transition occurs. It is the manual for those considering making the change to industry. Just reading the book and gaining an understanding of both military and industry will make anyone who picks it up more aware and ultimately more successful.”
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