I Have the Watch

Becoming a Leader Worth Following
Narrated by: Curtis Wright
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 start-ups across multiple industries.  

Becoming a leader worth following begins - and ends - with people.  

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.

Great leaders know that employees who are respected, appreciated, and given the chance to grow will go the extra mile for your organization. This audiobook provides real-world leadership wisdom narrated from a practical perspective. If you want to be a more effective leader, this is the one book you should listen to this year. 

“This book cuts to the heart of the matter of leadership: it’s all about people." (Joshua D. Cotton, PhD, founder and CEO, VetStoreUSA)

“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.” (Natasha Goldstein, founder and CEO, The Accountkeepers) 

“Start becoming a better leader today by reading this book.” (Heather Eason, founder and CEO, Select Power Systems)

©2019 Jon S. Rennie (P)2019 Jon S. Rennie

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Essence of leadership

This book addresses the core of leadership as well as any book I have read. Very clear and to the point. This has now become one of my top five leadership books that I will reread and refer to over and over again.

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Leadership review

A quick and over all very well written review on what a real leader should do and how they should act.