Turn the Ship Around! : How to Create Leadership at Every Level

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-08-01
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Llc
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Written by the commander of a nuclear submarine.When he assumed command of the USS Santa Fe (SSN-763), a nuclear submarine plagued by poor morale and even poorer performance, the author accepted the greatest management challenge of his career. Adapting business leadership techniques for the close confines of the huge underwater craft, Marquet dared to break the U.S. Navy's traditional leader-follower model and instead created his own leader-leader model among the crew. Readers share the commander's insights and risks as he revolutionizes standard operating procedures by allowing his subordinates to assume responsibility for everything from clerical tasks to crucial war-gaming decisions. Practical steps to astounding results.The exceptional naval officer explains how to adapt the leader-leader model for any organization, including specific mechanisms such as these: Use guiding principles to enhance clarity Repeat the message continuously and consistently Eliminate top-down monitoring systems Begin with the end in mind True stories from the high-tech military.In the tradition of Tom Clancy, the author takes the reader on board a nuclear submarine for a detailed look at the latest in arms and warfare technology. Readers ride along with the sub commander on crucial practice runs, nerve-racking inspection tours, and simulated encounters with the enemy. From navigation to rocket launching, Marquet reveals what it is really like to operate one of the most sophisticated machines in the American naval arsenal and the personnel obstacles he overcame to make his fast attack Los Angeles-class sub one of the best in the U.S. Navy.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Cast of Charactersp. 9
Starting Overp. 11
Painp. 13
Business as Usualp. 21
Change of Coursep. 27
Frustrationp. 32
Call to Actionp. 38
"Whatever They Tell Me To Do!"p. 45
"I Relieve You!"p. 50
Controlp. 57
Change, In a Wordp. 59
"Welcome Aboard Santa Fe!"p. 69
Under Way On Nuclear Powerp. 76
"I Intend To…"p. 84
Up Scope!p. 92
Who's Responsible?p. 100
"A New Ship"p. 106
"We Have a Problem."p. 113
Competencep. 119
"Mistakes Just Happen!"p. 120
"We Learn."p. 129
Under Way for San Diegop. 137
All Present and Accounted Forp. 144
Final Preparationsp. 153
Clarityp. 161
Under Way for Deploymentp. 163
A Remembrance of Warp. 173
Leadership at Every Levelp. 178
A Dangerous Passagep. 184
Looking Aheadp. 188
Combat Effectivenessp. 195
Homecomingp. 201
A New Method of Resupplyingp. 209
Ripplesp. 215
Afterword: Where Are They Now?p. 219
Glossaryp. 221
Indexp. 229
About the Authorp. 239
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