The information in the book was gathered from more than 100 interviews of current and former Marines. Their stories form the basis of this guide to the Marine's approach to leadership. There are also side-by-side comparisons of the relevance of each leadership trait in both military and civilian settings; these are included under the subheadings "Marine Example" and "Civilian Example."
The chapters of the book are titled "Integrity," "Technical Competence," "Set the Example," "Self-Awareness," "Take Care of People," "Make New Leaders," "Commander's Intent," "Culture and Values," and "Rehearsals and Debriefs." At the end of each chapter is a series of questions for individual consideration and to serve as topics for group discussion.
I confess I am not big on military stories, so at times I was tempted to skim. However, if you love military stories, you will enjoy the ones included here. There is a lot to learn from the experiences of the past and present Marines who were interviewed.
I think Adamchik titled the book No Yelling to convey the point that he is not trying to sell readers a step program or force them to do something against their will. He is just asking them to think, evaluate themselves, and determine whether there is anything they can use to improve their leadership styles.