How to Shoot a Torpedo: Military/Industry Leadership Similarities and Contrasts

Originally delivered Jun 5, 2010

Effective leadership styles must be varied depending on the situation and perspective of those involved. The disciplined control structure used by a US Navy submarine commander creates an efficient, cohesive fighting unit ready for rapid deployment in critical situations. Industry leadership styles are often more collaborative and engaging to facilitate an empowered workforce, however, in some respects they are more similar than one might imagine.


Tim Lindstrom

Mr. Lindstrom is the Vice President of Operations for Nuclear Fuel Services, joining in September 2006. Located in Erwin, Tennessee, NFS is the major supplier of fuel for the United States Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, and a leader in the conversion of Cold War-era government stockpiles of highly enriched uranium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. Prior to his arrival at NFS, Mr. Lindstrom completed a distinguished career of over 28 years US Navy active service, and was most recently assigned as Chief of Staff for Commander, Submarine Group Ten, Kings...



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