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Personal leadership defined in Brad Rex’s Surpassing Life

Every now and then I need a little help. I struggle with periods of low energy and motivation for my work, I lose discipline when it comes to healthy living, and I’ll be an inattentive husband or father.

If you’ve ever suffered from any of these, there’s help in Brad Rex’s book The Surpassing Life. Continue reading

What I learned from Stephen Covey: Begin with the End in Mind

Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People profoundly affected me. After taking command of the USS Santa Fe I thought I might apply some of his lessons to running the nuclear powered submarine even though it was essentially a personal self-help book. Continue reading

Stephen Covey’s ride on the USS Santa Fe


Covey and CO Santa Fe
Stephen Covey rides USS Santa Fe

With sadness we learn of the passing of Stephen Covey today, aged. 79. Continue reading

Employee Control Extends to Controlling Work Hours

Employee control is expanding to include control over hours worked.  This concerns some managers.  Ever since Taylorism took hold at the start of the 20th Century there has been a certain obsession with how many hours we work.  Managers would obsess about when employees clocked on and off each day. Continue reading

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