- Title: I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following
- Author: Jon S. Rennie
- Genre: Business, Money, Management, Leadership
- Length: 114 pages
- Publication Date: May 20, 2019
I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following – Synopsis
When you’re a leader, you have the watch.
Through seven deployments commanding sailors in the complex and dangerous world of nuclear submarine warfare, Jon Rennie experienced a deep form of leadership. On a sub, there is no escape. No “after work.” No home to commute to. You live and lead side-by-side with the crew, every day.
What Rennie didn’t realize was how much his time underwater prepared him to lead global industrial businesses and startups across multiple industries.
Becoming a leader worth following begins–and ends–with people.
“This book cuts to the heart of the matter of leadership: it’s all about people.” Says Joshua D. Cotton, PhD, Founder and CEO, VetStoreUSA
With a special foreword by John Brubaker, Author of Seeds of Success, Rennie lays out a case for becoming a people-centered leader. Leaders have the watch. They are not only accountable for the results of the organization, but they are also responsible for the people who work for them. Leadership is a people business. The actions of a leader will have a deep impact on the lives and careers of the people they are responsible for.
Natasha Goldstein, Founder and CEO, The Accountkeepers says, “As the founder of a fast-growing, people-based business, I could not put this book down. Unlike any other book on leadership I’ve read, Jon boils it down to what really matters: how you treat people.”
Great leaders know that employees who are respected, appreciated, and are given the chance to grow will go the extra mile for your organization. This book provides real-world leadership wisdom written from a hands-on perspective. If you want to be a more effective leader, this is the one book you should read this year.
“Start becoming a better leader today by reading this book.” Says Heather Eason, Founder and CEO, SELECT Power Systems
About the Author
Cold War submarine officer-turned-startup CEO Jon S. Rennie has led nine industrial manufacturing businesses across four different companies, including Peak Demand, the company he co-founded. Prior to entering the private sector, Rennie was a nuclear missile officer on the USS Tennessee. He holds an engineering degree from WPI and a masters from Cambridge. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.