Peter Brown – a participant in Innovation College this past week recommended with great enthusiasm that I read the book EXTREME OWNERSHIP – How US Navy Seals LEAD and WIN.
THE BOOK ROCKS… ORDER IT… READ IT… LIVE IT!
When you read it – you will find alignment between the principles taught and the systems for Enabling Innovation By Everyone, Everyday that make up Innovation Engineering. At it’s core the message is the system thinking of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. It’s what Dr. Deming taught the Japanese in 1950 and the Western World in the early 80’s. It’s about leaders being real LEADERS – it’s about Enabling and Trusting those under you to lead – it’s about Alignment on a common aim – it’s about being comfortable with failure as a part of rapid cycles of learning.
To give you an quick idea of the content – here’s a list of the chapter names / principles taught
No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders
Check the Ego
Cover and Move
Prioritize & Execute
Leading UP and Down the Chain of Command
Decisiveness amid Uncertainty
Discipline Equals Freedom
Innovation Engineering provides a tactical system – a means – to execute the principles taught in the book