BLOG: Practice lessons from naval submarines, part 1

Living in San Diego in the shadow of America’s nuclear navy, I once had the privilege of touring a real, live submarine, courtesy of an admiral friend. In 60 minutes, I learned more about the value of staff cross-training than I had learned in all the previous years as a practice consultant. I also picked up lots of other management pearls. I’d like to share a few of these insights with you. Virtually all members of a 135-man submarine crew (U.S. submarines are essentially all-male) are interchangeable, with the exception (Read more...)