Turn Your Ship Around

Author: David Marquet
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
ISBN: 9781591847533
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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
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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, 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.

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

Author: Marc Koehler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990792437
Format: PDF
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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!

The Heart of a Leader

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434766632
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Heart of a Leader offers Blanchard's insight and wisdom on: • Choosing values • Aiming for excellence • Maintaining integrity • Finding the courage to change • Helping others reach their potential Arranged with your busy schedule in mind, this book offers you Blanchard's most important concepts in an accessible format. You can reach for instant motivation and insight on a daily basis or soak it up in one reading. Powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, The Heart of a Leader will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader, master key attitudes and actions to impact lives around you, and enjoy the profound wisdom that only Ken Blanchard can deliver.

Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture

Author: Kim S. Cameron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047052
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture provides a framework, a sense-making tool, a set of systematic steps, and a methodology for helping managers and their organizations carefully analyze and alter their fundamental culture. Authors, Cameron and Quinn focus on the methods and mechanisms that are available to help managers and change agents transform the most fundamental elements of their organizations. The authors also provide instruments to help individuals guide the change process at the most basic level—culture. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture offers a systematic strategy for internal or external change agents to facilitate foundational change that in turn makes it possible to support and supplement other kinds of change initiatives.

Coaching with Values

Author: Lindsay West
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504939190
Format: PDF, ePub
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COACHING WITH VALUES ‘This is an indispensable step-by-step guide from an experienced and successful practitioner, giving us everything we need to help us transform our own and others’ lives.’ Charles Fowler, Human Values Foundation Most people have an idea of what values are and know they are important, but few know which values are most important to them. Understanding and living our values benefits our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Over the past 10 years, Lindsay West has developed the I-VALUE Coaching methodology which puts values at the heart of coaching practice, dramatically changing the way people think, speak and live, giving lasting benefit. In Coaching with Values, Lindsay West introduces the concept of values, explaining where our values come from and why they are important in coaching others to achieve success, happiness and fulfilment in their lives. You can discover the power of the I-VALUE Coaching methodology, through its comprehensive framework and detailed techniques which enable you to adopt a values-based approach to your own life and practice. Coaching with Values leads you from the first exploration of values through to using values for setting goals, managing emotions and making change. Motivation, self-esteem, decision-making and reducing stress are all examined through the enlightening perspective of values. www.valuescoach.co.uk ‘Anyone interested in values and making a lasting difference to themselves and others will surely want to have this book by them constantly.’ Maureen Watson, UK Values Alliance

Quick Team Building Activities for Busy Managers

Author: Brian Miller
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 081443634X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every team needs a regular dose of team spirit to function at its best. That's why managers turn to these easy and effective activities for building camaraderie and cohesion. Now in its second edition, Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers addresses the problems that drag down group productivity and helps teams: Collaborate successfully * Cope with change * Solve problems * Communicate better * Boost creativity * Leverage diversity * Nurture healthy competition * And more Each of the 50 exercises takes just minutes to prep, and most call for everyday items like pens or paper clips. No elaborate training sessions or prepared presentations required. Simply scan the instructions explaining how to run the session, what problems might crop up, and which questions to ask to drive the lessons home. The results are immediate: sullen teams find sparkle, nervous teams gain confidence, teams of strangers get to know one another. New and updated activities get everyone, including virtual teams, working together with purpose and a little bit of fun-fifteen minutes of the workday very well spent!