Saltwater Leadership: A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer

Saltwater Leadership: A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer

by RADM Robert O. Wray Jr. USN


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Designed for busy junior officers in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine, this primer teaches the basics of leadership in five sequential steps. It begins with a useful overview of major leadership studies, followed by an informative summary of the wisdom of 380 senior sea-going officers regarding those leadership attributes required of the junior officer. One chapter includes sea stories from officers of varied backgrounds, each offering a leadership lesson that was learned the hard way. Along with this sage advice from experienced sea-service officers, the book offers a final chapter that helps readers build personalized plans to improve their own leadership skills. Such a practical guide is certain to turn young officers into successful leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612512129
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Series: Blue & Gold Professional Library
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

RADM Robert O. Wray Jr., USN, a 1979 Naval Academy graduate, served as a nuclear engineer on surface ships and later enjoyed a varied civilian career. Currently, he is president of the Navy s Board of Inspection and Survey and lives in Norfolk, VA.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Leadership for Young Officers at Sea 3

The First Watch: Starboard, 0800-1200

Chapter 2 The Leadership Lists 19

Chapter 3 Sea Stories in Leadership 39

Chapter 4 Salty Leadership Advice 66

Chapter 5 What Seniors Say: The Newest Leadership List 77

The Second Watch: Port, 1200-1600

Chapter 6 More Leadership Lists 89

Chapter 7 More Sea Stories 112

Chapter 8 More Salty Advice 142

Chapter 9 What Seniors Say: Leadership Advice from the Ages 156

Chapter 10 Becoming the Leader You Want to Be 166

Appendix A A SPOM Action Plan for the STEAM Leadership Model 181

Appendix B The Thirty-Five Leadership Books 183

Appendix C A Great Leadership List: Traits and Attributes 189

Appendix D Another Great Leadership List: Advice and Rules 191

Index 195

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