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The Productive Leadership™ System

Maximizing Organizational Reliability

The Productive Leadership™ System

Maximizing Organizational Reliability

Thomas J. Moriarty, PE, CMRP

 

This is the print book. For the eBook version, click here.

 

Praise for The Productive Leadership System

 

"Tom Moriarty has taken the complex subject of leadership and made it easier to understand and pursue by creating a system that can be followed by anyone who desires to be a leader. From the very beginning of this book, he gives practical examples to drive the points home including defining leadership as  identifying and solving the right problem."

—Winston P. Ledet

 

"The book is a solid set of leadership means and methods with lessons. While focused on organizational reliability leadership, the lessons and processes go well beyond and into the how's and why's people both lead and follow, and a solid definition of the concepts behind leadership."

Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP, past chair Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals

 

"Filled with practical tips on improving and refreshing your leadership techniques and skills. It is clear the author is passionate about leadership. He has built upon the foundation of leadership lessons learned in his USCG carer with lessons learned from assessing industry and years of studying effective leadership."

—Henry Kocevar

 

"Great job! This book is the classic resource for the blend of supervision and management for leadership in first-class organizations."

Richard "Doc" Palmer, Author of The Planning and Scheduling Handbook

 

“Author Thomas J. Moriarty has written the ultimate guide for individuals who aspire to be leaders in the field of reliability and maintenance of modern industrial complexes. Having stated that, the concepts and principles of leadership he describes, models, and depicts in easy-to-understand images are applicable to any position of leadership in any venue.

—Jack R. Nicholas Jr., P.E., CMRP, CRL, BS, MBA, CAPT USNR (Ret)

 

To read the full reviews, click on the "Resources" tab immediately above.

 

Overview

Typical leadership training never seems to ‘move the needle’ in terms of creating more effective leaders. That’s because the system that supports leadership hasn’t changed. To get true improvement in leadership, organizations need to focus on accountability. There must be an asset management system that defines and assigns accountability. Then individual leaders can learn and apply productive leadership.

 

The author has coined and trademarked the Productive Leadership™ System (PLS) which includes:

  • A Productive Leadership Policy                             
  • The Organizational Reliability Model (ORM)
  • The Productive Leadership Model (PLM)            
  • A Productive Leadership Development Program

The ORM overtly defines and assigns accountability across each leadership level. The PLM identifies the leadership roles, attributes, skills, sources of power and other aspects that productive leaders must master. The development program creates a leadership pipeline for professional development of current leaders and prospective leaders, and on-boarding the right people for leadership positions. 

The author includes a chapter on the human brain to show that leaders and followers are capable of learning throughout their lives, and the science behind creating habits and cultures. The book has several tools and exercises to help reinforce important concepts.

Appendices include details on the Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey (used in the 2015 Alidade MER/Plant Services Magazine Leadership Survey), an ISO 55000 overview and the Guidance and Execution Model, an example for developing processes and procedures.

 

Features

 

Recommendations for a full Productive Leadership Development Program and training, including:

  • Characteristics of individual leaders: The desire to be responsible and having a personal mission, vision, and values that align with the leadership position.
  • Leadership roles: Expert/technician, manager/administrator, coach, systems thinker, and visionary.
  • Leadership attributes: Consistent, attentive, respectful, motivational, and assertive.
  • Leadership skills: Time management, communication, empowerment, giving and receiving feedback, and conflict management.

Tom Moriarty has over 39 years of experience in leadership, asset management, maintenance and reliability engineering, from technician, through work crew supervisor, project engineer, program manager and corporate director/president.  He is an expert in managing physical asset maintenance and reliability engineering programs, leadership development programs and strategic improvement programs.  He has managed architecture and engineering (A&E) contracts, developed/evaluated requirements, developed specifications, project management, and quality; product design evaluations and research.

Tom is President of Alidade MER, Inc., a consulting company in Florida.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (Florida), ANSI Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).  Tom developed and copyrighted the Organizational Reliability Model©, Requirements & Execution Model© and Productive Leadership Model©.  He is an expert in Root Cause Analysis, FMEA/FMECA, RCM and LEAN applications.  Tom has been the author of a monthly leadership column in Plant Services Magazine for more than nine years.

What the Experts are Saying About The Productive Leadership™ System

 

Very informative book on leadership!

"Tom Moriarty has taken the complex subject of leadership and made it easier to understand and pursue by creating a system that can be followed by anyone who desires to be a leader. From the very beginning of this book, he gives practical examples to drive the points home including defining leadership as — identifying and solving the right problem. (That is in my opinion the essence of leadership.) As part of the 'Leadership System', he demonstrates how very complicated processes are broken down into easy to understand directions for implementation.

 

The Productive Leadership System addresses the importance of accountability at all levels along with leadership standards, leadership development, and leadership sustainment through various models that are well described. Recognizing the importance of repetition, to move short-term memory to long-term memory, is key to creating habits essential in leading to the creation of a culture of reliability and empowerment of the workforce.

 

Tom’s personal mission statement, 'helping others to lead full and satisfying lives' is certainly achieved in this book by facilitating those people desiring to advance their own leadership and encourage it in others. I highly recommend this book and consider it to be an essential framework for developing and demonstrating leadership."

—Winston P. Ledet

 

Not your average leadership book

"I have had the opportunity to read a lot of 'leadership' books and have enjoyed the personal stories of the authors, but rarely left with any lessons. When I first picked up The Productive Leadership System, I was expecting to read another story of Tom's experiences in the U.S. Coast Guard. I was pleasantly surprised.

 

The book is a solid set of leadership means and methods with lessons. While focused on organizational reliability leadership, the lessons and processes go well beyond and into the how's and why's people both lead and follow, and a solid definition of the concepts behind leadership. In whatever position you are in, from not-for-profit, small business, manufacturing, to commercial, or any position that requires a solid, easily read, and straightforward text on leadership, I highly recommend this book."

—Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP, past chair Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals

 

Leadership insight for supervisors and CEOs

"This book is filled with practical tips on improving and refreshing your leadership techniques and skills. It is clear the author is passionate about leadership. He has built upon the foundation of leadership lessons learned in his USCG carer with lessons learned from assessing industry and years of studying effective leadership.

 

The book provides insight into how the brain works and what is required to create the good habits and behavior. I was especially drawn to the section on CARMA, read the book to figure it out, it was great reminder/refresher for me on the importance of staying 'consistent,' no matter the outside influences and pressures. Great examples, guidance, and practical tips throughout the book. It can provide the template for your personal or organizations leadership training."

Henry Kocevar

 

The perfect practical book to boost supervision, management, and productivity

"Great job! This book is the classic resource for the blend of supervision and management for leadership in first-class organizations. It brings together the critical organizational research and also makes the important application to what we are doing. This is a great book and should be required reading for managers and supervisors."

Richard  "Doc" Palmer, Author of The Planning and Scheduling Handbook

 

The ultimate guide for those who aspire to be leaders

“Author Thomas J. Moriarty has written the ultimate guide for individuals who aspire to be leaders in the field of reliability and maintenance of modern industrial complexes. Having stated that, the concepts and principles of leadership he describes, models, and depicts in easy-to-understand images are applicable to any position of leadership in any venue.

 

Starting with the premise that leaders are made, not born, he has laid out an organized approach to aid those who aspire to leadership positions to gain appreciation for where to concentrate effort, and how to organize and apply, with lasting effect, best practices in leading organizations in achieving personal and organizational objectives.

 

The book also contains a discussion of the anatomical basis for repository of key skills in the brains of those who become the best leaders. Coupled with this are brief summaries and discussions of the most well-known theories and studies that apply to leadership attempts at increasing organizational and individual performance.

 

Major sections of this comprehensive book have summaries at their ends that highlight points made in more detail in the body of the text. This is further supported by an extensive index and detailed table of contents that make this text more of a desktop reference on leadership rather than one that’s read once and thereafter languishes on a bookshelf full of other books about famous leaders and principles of leadership.

 

The author’s extensive experience in leadership while serving for years in junior and senior positions as well as extensive formal and informal academic study while consulting and teaching have been instrumental in development of a fine work on a subject that needs constant reinforcement and new ideas throughout the careers of today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.”

Jack R. Nicholas Jr., P.E., CMRP, CRL, BS, MBA, CAPT USNR (Ret)

  • Introduction
  • Our Brains
  • The Productive Leadership System
  • The Productive Leadership Model
  • Productive Leadership Development
  • Concluding Thoughts
  • Appendix A: Team Effectiveness & Motivation Survey
  • Appendix B: Guidance and Execution Model
  • Appendix C: Standard for Asset Management Overview