How to Run Your Company Like a Tight Ship

  • 'Tight Ship':

    a ship with crew and officers working well together
    (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

  • 'Tight Ship':

    to keep firm control of the way your business or organisation is run, so that it is well organised and efficient
    (Collins dictionary)

The 6 Disciplines of Leadership – How to run your company like a tight ship is intended for anyone starting out in general management, or aspiring to become a CEO someday.

The book is a tutorial to help leaders to quickly frame complex problems. It will increase your business acumen and provide practical advice on how to handle common CEO challenges.

All concepts are illustrated with real-life examples from companies such as Blackberry, IKEA, Adyen, Aetna, IBM and Just Eat Throughout the book, the author identifies the elements on which you should be firm – meaning no compromise is possible – as opposed to topics where it is important to be flexible and to keep changing and adapting.

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About Hessel Kaastra

Hessel Kaastra (1970) is an experienced business leader working at LeasePlan - a leading global Car-as-a-Service company. He managed the start-up in Mexico from 2008 till 2013, and subsequently realized an ambitious international expansion strategy as a value stream leader and CEO of the group insurance company in Ireland. More recently, he turned around the Austrian operations, returning the company to growth and profitability.


This edition is published by Warden Press, Leiden, the Netherlands