Test #3

Can You Build Teams That Are True Teams?

They are the key to driving the strategy.

At the age of twenty-seven, after passing a battery of navy exams, Kevin (one of the authors) was appointed new-construction engineer officer of the USS Memphis, a Los Angeles–class nuclear submarine that was the most advanced attack submarine at the time (a similar sub, the USS Dallas, was featured in the 1990 blockbuster The Hunt for Red October). When he showed up at the Newport News shipyard in Virginia, the sub was just a hull, and for the next two years, the $1 billion project was going to be his life. Kevin was responsible for managing a staff of one hundred, partnering with the shipyard, testing the sub’s nuclear reactor plant, and training the ...

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