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

ISBN-10: 1608323749

ISBN-13: 9781608323746

Edition: N/A

Authors: L. David Marquet
List price: $24.95
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Description: 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 mindTrue 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.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cast of Characters
Starting Over
Pain
Business as Usual
Change of Course
Frustration
Call to Action
"Whatever They Tell Me To Do!"
"I Relieve You!"
Control
Change, In a Word
"Welcome Aboard Santa Fe!"
Under Way On Nuclear Power
"I Intend To…"
Up Scope!
Who's Responsible?
"A New Ship"
"We Have a Problem."
Competence
"Mistakes Just Happen!"
"We Learn."
Under Way for San Diego
All Present and Accounted For
Final Preparations
Clarity
Under Way for Deployment
A Remembrance of War
Leadership at Every Level
A Dangerous Passage
Looking Ahead
Combat Effectiveness
Homecoming
A New Method of Resupplying
Ripples
Afterword: Where Are They Now?
Glossary
Index
About the Author
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