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In December 1990, during the final years of the Cold War, I stepped into the engine room on the USS Tennessee and became a leader. I led a team of sailors who maintained the nuclear reactor control systems for this powerful warship. It was my first leadership job. I had the watch.
After leading hundreds of people in the Navy and in business for nearly 30 years, the most important lesson I’ve learned is that leadership matters. Leadership can make a significant difference in the performance of any organization.
The problem is that there is a leadership crisis in business today. Despite the fact that our collective understanding of leadership has never been stronger, our practice of leadership remains subpar at best. Nearly 70% of employees are disengaged at work and half of U.S. employees are actively searching for a new job. It’s clear that we need better leaders.
This book contains a curated collection of articles I have written over the past five years that provides straight-forward, proven, and practical advice on how to become a better leader.