Jon S. Rennie Bio
Jon is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Peak Demand Inc., a premier manufacturer of critical components for electrical utilities. He is a former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer who made seven deployments during the end of the Cold War.
Prior to starting Peak Demand, he led eight manufacturing businesses for three global companies. He is the author of the best-selling leadership books, I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following and All in the Same Boat: Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner and is the host of the Deep Leadership podcast.
Jon Rennie is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Peak Demand Inc., a premier manufacturer of critical components for electrical utilities. Jon is also a former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer who made seven deployments during the end of the Cold War.
Prior to starting Peak Demand, Jon led eight manufacturing businesses for three global companies. He is the author of three best-selling leadership books and is the host of the Deep Leadership podcast.
Leadership is a people business.
That’s the message from Jon Rennie, a former US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer who is now a President, CEO and author.
We talk about life down in that metal tube under the water, and how those experiences equipped him for life as a civilian leader.
Plus, the real scoop on what chow on a Submarine for 100 days in a row is really like.
This is a great conversation with a strong leader, I hope you enjoy it.
The most important lesson he’s learned in the past 30 years is that leadership matters. Leadership can make a significant difference in the performance of any organization. He shares his thoughts and insights on business and leadership with the desire to create better leaders. His hope is that his work inspires you to look at leadership in a new light.
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Leading a crew on a Submarine requires the topmost technical skills to accomplish the mission and survive. But, the greatest challenge is leading a team who consider you a “Non-Useful Person” (NUB). Therefore, tune into this episode and discover Jon’s Secret to Success and how he learned how to “Earn His Oxygen.”
Effective leadership is hard to define but easy to recognize. It’s about demonstrating and teaching others your values and guiding them toward change in a way that helps them reach their potential and develop as individuals. Effective leadership is about getting the best from people.
Speaking of leadership, our guest for today’s episode is somebody who has demonstrated what it means to lead people the best way.
How Mission-Driven Leadership Achieve Faster Growth
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
How can you successfully lead and unify your team on a singular mission;
Why leaders are not special in any form of management;
Learn how to transform your team into a cohesive group; and
BONUS TRICK: How you can bridge the gap between your departments
Episode 26- The Deep Dive Into How Being a Submarine Commander Informs Leadership with Author and Leadership Guru Jon Rennie
What this episode will do for you
Take a Deep Dive into leadership lessons from leadership guru and former submarine commander Jon S. Rennie.
Learn Jon’s perspective on combining the theorist and the practitioner points of view.
Gain insights into the value of team members working in unison from a shared base of information.
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In this episode of the Talking Lead Podcast: Lefty’s guest is Jon S. Rennie former U.S. Navy Submarine Officer, business leader, author, podcaster, and avid bird hunter. We discuss Jon’s career in the Navy as a Submarine Officer and get some insight on what life is like on a submarine. Jon is a Best Selling Author on Leadership. We talk about how the Military and his 30 years of leading North American companies to success fueled his ambition to share his knowledge for making Americans better leaders.
Jon Rennie is seriously one of the coolest guests I’ve interviewed…if you agree with me that a former U.S. Navy Cold War nuclear submarine officer who had seven deployments is a total badass! So, what does it mean to “earn your oxygen”? Well, on a nuclear sub a newbie is jokingly referred to as a NUB = a Non-Useful Body. Not in a derogatory sense, but think about it…until new crew members master the complex inner workings of a nuclear sub and its weapons, you don’t want them touching anything! They become valuable by rounding with what’s called a Qual Card, a process in which they rotate around the various positions to learn, and then experienced crew members sign off to verify each competency. What a great concept to apply in the workplace
Dennis speaks with former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, Jon S. Rennie. Jon is a Business Leader, Author, and Speaker. He is Co-Founder, President & CEO of Peak Demand Inc., a global manufacturer of products for electric utilities. Jon talks about the foundation of good leadership, the importance of empowerment and empathy, and how failure is the most powerful teaching tool.
On today’s episode Jon Rennie shares how he took a passion for leadership and created an opportunity to elevate leaders. Listen in as Deborah and Jon discuss authority vs. respect, the importance of motivating your people, utilizing your team for answers, and how to drive toward an objective as an organization.
Jon successfully brings his unique navy leadership experience to the business world. On a submarine crew, officers and sailors work together in cramped spaces and challenging conditions to accomplish complex missions with no room for failure. Jon learned quickly that the basic underlying principles for success at sea also led to high performing teams on land.
This is such a great conversation with one of United States Navy’s premier leaders.
Welcome to my first PodCast with Mr. Jon S. Rennie in which we discuss life on a nuclear submarine, commanding a nuclear submarine, manufacturing in America, Leadership, Elon Musk, Twitter, Alex Jones and cancel culture, UFO’s, Reddit, Movies, Books Food and more.
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We’re talking with Jon Rennie who is an author and CEO of Peak Demand which provides components for the electric utility industry. You will learn that it is very important to work as a team, no one is more important than anyone else to achieve your mission in your business. How vulnerability and authenticity go together and will help you to make better decisions and to have a mindset to keep pushing yourself to learn and stacking up your skills which will certainly help you in your career.
The Tactical Empire with Jeff Smith
With every episode, the Tactical Empire Show will bring you the stories, insights, and wealth creation strategies of the top-performing entrepreneurs in a range of industries. No holds barred here – you’ll hear the honest wins, losses and no-bullshit advice you need to create abundance, cultivate discipline, and realize your full potential as a leader and a man.
My Quest For The Best with Bill Ringle
The Renaissance of Men Podcast
Jon Rennie is a former US Navy submarine officer, as well as a business leader, podcast host, and author.
We met on Twitter, where I saw his book “All In the Same Boat” about his time aboard the USS Tennessee and what it taught him about life and business.
Last Week Review Podcast By Koffi
This is my conversation with Jon S Rennie, a former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer who made seven deployments during the end of the Cold War. He is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Peak Demand Inc., a premier manufacturer of critical components for electrical utilities.
Lift-Off With Energizing Results By Uwe Dockhorn
YOUR TRAINEE PROGRAM By Priyesh Ramman
So, where do you learn about leadership? Probably on the interwebs, books or in a company. Today we will be talking with Jon S. Rennie author of the book ‘all in the same boat’. Jon’s story is a bit different and he explains how he learned the fundament of leadership below sea-level.
Truth @ Work By Christi Scarrow
In this interview series, experts share their tips to help leaders to influence and gain commitment from their teams. Jon shares his experience as a naval officer on a nuclear submarine.
The 5th Quarter: Conversations Beyond The X and O's
The Sub Vet’s Podcast
Officer of the Deck with Jon S. Rennie Eric Ryle of The Sub Vet and Dave Bowman are joined by former Navy Submarine Officer Jon S. Rennie to talk about his experience aboard USS Tennessee and later as a businessman, all leading to his books on leadership and how the lessons of becoming a qualified Officer of the Deck apply in the civilian world…
DIY For Business Podcast
Being a strong company is like having a great family dynamic. The leaders of the company, like a family, should be trusted by everyone in the company. Jon S. Rennie, author and podcast host about leadership, explains how a company should be able to count on their leaders as well s the leaders should be just as confident to lean on any member of the team. We get into hiring, connecting, and communicating effectively to promote strong leadership throughout the entire company.
My Quest For The Best with Bill Ringle
Customers First Podcast with Tacey Atkinson
Join Tacey and Jon as they discuss how leadership is the ultimate test of customer service skills. Jon draws on his amazing experience in the Navy and beyond to point us in the right direction.
Heroes' Stories Podcast: Guest Jon S. Rennie
On the latest Heroes’ Stories podcast from Armed Forces Brewing Company, Former Green Beret Scott Mann interviews noted author, podcaster, businessman and former Navy Nuclear Submarine officer Jon S. Rennie about life on a submarine during the Cold War, and how to apply the lessons learned from that experience to the business world.
DIY For Business Podcast
We interview Best Selling author and podcaster, Jon S. Rennie, on how he has taken the leadership skills he learned from being an officer on a nuclear submarine for the Navy and has utilized it in leading eight manufacturing companies.
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Jon Rennie talks about his latest book All in the Same Boat – Lead Your Organization Like A Nuclear Submariner – and the valuable lessons that can be learned from it. [Interview starts at minute 32:30]