Turn Your Ship Around

Author: David Marquet
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
ISBN: 9781591847533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Turn the Ship Around! (Portfolio, 2013), former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet introduced a bold new approach to leadership, based on his experiences turning around the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe. Now Marquet returns with a workbook so readers can apply his methods to their own organisations. With extensive questions and exercises on how to delegate and inspire, this workbook will help readers build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust.

The Turn the Ship Around

Author: L. David Marquet
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534695
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now revised and expanded - the companion workbook to former submarine captain David Marquet's acclaimed leadership book, Turn The Ship Around! In Turn the Ship Around! former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet introduced a bold new approach to leadership, based on his experiences turning around the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe. He gave up the traditional command-and-control model and instead inspired every member of his crew to embrace accountabliity. Santa Fe rapidly improved its dismal performance record and started winning awards as the best ship in its class. In this workbook -- now a revised and expanded second edition, with a new title -- Marquet helps readers apply his methods to their own organizations. Featuring extensive questions and exercises on how to delegate and inspire, this workbook will help readers build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust. As Marquet writes: Imagine a workplace where everone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are happier and healthier because they have more control over their work -- a place where everyone is a leader.... All of this is possible, but not with the current leadership paradigm.

Turn the Ship Around

Author: L. David Marquet
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623691
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2012, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. He faced a new wrinkle when he was assigned at the last minute to the Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine that he hadn't been trained for. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told -- a deadly combination. So Marquet flipped the leadership model and began to push for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates. Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became fully engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders in highly disproportionate numbers. Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet’s methods to turn your own ship around.

It s Your Ship

Author: D. Michael Abrashoff
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446535532
Format: PDF, Docs
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The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it? Against the backdrop of today's United States Navy-Benfold was a key player in our Persian Gulf fleet-Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including: See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value. Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crew's performance. His crew would eventually call him "Megaphone Mike," since they heard from him so often. Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's crew believed that what they were doing was important. Listen aggressively: After learning that many sailors wanted to use the GI Bill, Abrashoff brought a test official aboard the ship-and held the SATs forty miles off the Iraqi coast. From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S. Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.

Get Your Ship Together

Author: D. Michael Abrashoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591840749
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A former U.S. Navy commander draws on interviews with leaders from every branch of the U.S. military and the business world to discuss how to honor agreements with a staff, develop employees, and work on one's own terms.

Work That Works

Author: Geil Browning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119387043
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Use cognitive diversity to your advantage and transform your organization Work That Works is a guide to building better teams and an exceedingly positive workplace culture. Based on the tools and principles of Emergenetics, this book helps you improve communication, connection, and performance through an enlightening process of self-discovery and sharing. You'll discover the unique combination of strengths you bring to the table, and understand the power of your Thinking and Behavioral Preferences to gain greater clarity and a better understanding of your skills, habits and behavior. As people understand and share their Profiles, the real magic happens—teams can be built synergistically, and team members can collaborate more effectively by "borrowing another person's brain." Cognitive diversity is a given whenever a group of people work together toward a common goal; the critical factor is whether those differences become an obstacle or a catalyst. By bringing each person's "true self" to light, you provide a window through visible elements of diversity and shine a light on their gifts—and it's only then that those gifts can be leveraged to their utmost capacity. Dr. Geil Browning's second book outlines this process of discovery, effective communication, using thoughtful language, addressing challenges and instituting long-term behavioral change. By honoring the Preferences and Attributes of all employees, you lay the groundwork for enhanced performance and engagement. Learn how changing your language changes your thought patterns, and eventually leads to changes in behavior Dig into the real differences between you and your co-workers at the cognitive and behavioral levels Discover the strengths each person brings to the table, and synergize those strengths to collaborate more effectively Learn how to apply these same principles to social activities and family life to improve all communications and connections Work That Works provides a blueprint for the transformation, and the practical guidance you need to build a better organization.

Leading with Purpose How to Engage Empower Encourage Your People to Reach Their Full Potential

Author: Marc Koehler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990792437
Format: PDF, Docs
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There are 28 million small businesses in the US with less than 500 employees, and 540,000 new ones start every month. The biggest challenge for every CEO and business owner is how to create an engaged, productive workforce sharing the same company vision and purpose. Leading with Purpose provides a set of proven solutions for this challenge, enabling CEOs to engage, empower and encourage all their people to take ownership of their job and clearly understand the key role each of them play in achieving the company's success. The core tool in this book is the "one page plan," which is literally a brilliant strategic planning tool that that is laid out in terse statements on a single page such that every single person in the company can see and understand it. The book shows CEOs and executives how to put together an effective, powerful one page plan according to a specific sequence of items. What's even better is that the book's one page plan coordinates with the Leading with Purpose online platform (www.leadwithpurpose.com) to which all readers get a free one-month trial. This main section of the book is filled with many case histories illustrating the benefits of preparing, using, and sharing the company's one-page plan with every single employee. What becomes absolutely clear is that this new form of strategic planning is highly effective at literally "getting everyone on the same page," sharing the CEOs vision and understanding the company's mission, its values, and its long-term and short-term goals--in other words, the company's purpose for being. In Part 2, Marc provides 7 critical principles about leadership that help readers implement their one page plan with the utmost success. Based on his 25+ years of leadership experience as a Navy submarine officer, business consultant, and turnaround CEO, Koehler provides deep insights into the factors that truly motivate people to care about their jobs: wanting to belong to something bigger than themselves and making a difference in the world. With great clarity, lots of examples, and his own passion for leadership, Koehler delivers a breakthrough leadership book that is sure to catch fire in the business book world. Leading with Purpose has a foreword by L. David Marquet, author of the business bestseller Turn the Ship Around!

Smart Trust

Author: Stephen M.R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451652178
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Builds on the philosophies introduced in the best-selling The Speed of Trust to counsel professionals on how to promote trustworthy relationships in a time of extreme distrust, sharing hundreds of international examples about individuals, teams and organizations that have reaped the benefits of establishing trust in their business dealings.

The Strategic Leader

Author: John Pisapia
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 160752273X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book helps leaders focus on, and achieve, their main purpose the development and maintenance of a high performing organization. You will find the habits, actions, and tactics that have worked in that crucible and what I believe will continue to work under the dynamic conditions leaders face today. The book is framed around six habits gleaned from leaders who have successfully answered the following questions. Do I need to think differently? What is the environment telling me? Where are we going and where do we need to go? How do I position myself and/or my organization, team and individuals to take advantage of opportunities presented by the environment? How do I multiply myself though other people? How do I find and turn talent into performance? How do I ignite the soul of followers to achieve greatness beyond what anyone imagined possible? How do I know if we are succeeding? How do we continually adapt to change and maintain profitability and our competitive advantage? The Strategic leader answers those questions by identifying the actions and tactics used to establish a holistic learning approach to leading. It accomplishes its objective by describing how strategic leaders use new actions and tactics jumping the curve, minimum specifications, organizational fitness, generative conversations, chunking change, lighting the way, running for daylight, bonding, bridging, bartering, and institution building to create direction, establish alignment and commitment, in order to produce results in a dynamic globalizing world. In the first section you will discover the value of the leader’s Wheel to develop a high performing organization. In the following chapters you will discovering the six habits that enable you to turn the Wheel: acquiring a strategic mindset, artistry, anticipating, articulating, aligning and assuring. Your path to discover these secrets will be aided by two original self assessment tools: The Strategic Thinking Questionnaire (STQ) and the Strategic Leadership Questionnaire (SLQ) which are available to those who purchase the book.

Emergenetics R

Author: Geil Browning, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062045407
Format: PDF, Docs
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Who you are today is a result of certain characteristics that have emerged from your life experiences, plus the genetics with which you were born. This interplay between nature and nurture is the foundation of Emergenetics®, a brain-based approach to personality profiling that gives you the keys you need to discover not only your own natural strengths and talents, but also those of others. You will discover your thinking style (Conceptual, Social, Analytical, or Structural) and your behavioral set points (your degree of Expressiveness, Assertiveness, and Flexibility). These insights will help you recognize how you approach new situations, how you get things done, how others see you, how to enhance relationships, and how to communicate with people who are not like you. Applying Emergenetics® to the workplace will enable you to make optimal career decisions, boost your creativity and performance, increase profits, make better decisions, assemble "brain trust" teams, write effective performance reviews, make presentations that appeal to everyone, sell to all kinds of customers, and motivate all kinds of employees. Emergenetics® offers invaluable insights instantly, and paves the way to personal growth, satisfaction, and success.