By P. Alexander Fraser
Those sixty seconds taught the management features that have been obvious in Admiral David Farragut’s notorious order: Damn the Torpedoes! complete velocity Ahead!” while his assault at cellular Bay was once at risk of failing.
Those sixty seconds additionally taught the management fundamentals that have been glaring in Admiral Chester Nimitz while he ordered the Pacific Fleet to satisfy the japanese on the conflict of Midway.
Those sixty seconds may also train company leaders the best way to lead.
Damn the Torpedoes! is a ebook approximately how those self same sixty seconds taught Captain Fraser the way to have extra winning army and enterprise careers. while then Midshipman Fraser spoke back a question approximately his laundry quantity by means of announcing: I don’t know,” he discovered in the course of the resulting push-ups that there are just 4 solutions to a query or order: No excuse, sir,” I’ll discover, sir,” yes or no, sir,” and aye-aye, sir.”
Those 4 solutions train the 4 simple features of management: responsibility, considering forward, ethics, and motivation. rattling the Torpedoes!, via own and old tales, indicates how these 4 qualities embedded in a sea captain can be utilized via company and organizational leaders to make their very own careers and firms extra winning. Examples from the author’s twin occupation stories, the conflict of cellular Bay, the conflict of halfway, the conflict of Cape St. George, desolate tract Shield/Storm, Enron, Tylenol, CNN, Intuit, and Airbnb all exhibit how the 4 management features are key either afloat and ashore.
The ebook is a special examine enterprise management from a truly varied point of view than these taken through different books on management. it's a publication approximately management classes discovered through send captains over the centuries that may be utilized to business.
Damn the Torpedoes! is usually special in that the writer has had careers: one as military send captain and the second one as president of 1 of the divisions of Turner Broadcasting. he's certified to talk authoritatively from event on these management qualities of sea captains that may be effectively utilized by organizational leaders ashore.
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