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About L. David Marquet
Wall Street Journal bestselling author L. David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.
A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Captain Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing, he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take control, give orders,” wouldn’t work. He “turned the ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy.
After David’s departure from the ship, the Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including ten subsequent submarine captains. Further, having been on the ship, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.
Captain Marquet is the author of Leadership is Language, Turn the Ship Around! and companion workbook,The Turn the Ship Around Workbook. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.”
Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and delivers the powerful Intent-Based Leadership message: that leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. David speaks to those who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. His bold and highly effective framework is summarized as “give control, create leaders.”
He lives in Florida, is an enthusiastic novice trail runner, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Website - www.davidmarquet.com
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'David Marquet is the kind of leader who comes around only once in a generation ... his ideas and lessons are invaluable' Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why
Captain David Marquet was used to giving orders. In the high-stress environment of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, it was crucial his men did their job well. But the ship was dogged by poor morale, poor performance and the worst retention in the fleet.
One day, Marquet unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. He realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things.
Marquet took matters into his own hands and pushed for leadership at every level. Before long, his crew became fully engaged and the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet.
No matter your business or position, you can apply Marquet's approach to create a workplace where everyone takes responsibility for their actions, people are healthier and happier - and everyone is a leader.
In his latest book, Leadership is Language, Marquet builds on what he teaches in Turn the Ship Around!, showing us how to lead our teams to success through the language that we use.
'Full of compelling advice on how to lead more effectively by choosing your words more wisely' - ADAM GRANT, author of Originals and Give and Take
Your words matter more than you think
Most of us use the language we inherited from a time when workers worked with their hands and managers worked with their heads. Today, your people do much more than simply follow orders. They contribute to performance and solve problems, and it's time we updated our language to reflect that.
In Leadership Is Language, former US Navy captain L. David Marquet offers a radical playbook to empower your people and put your team on a path to continuous improvement. The framework will help you achieve the right balance between deliberation and action, and take bold risks without endangering your mission. Among other things, you'll learn:
· How to avoid the seven common sins of questioning, from binary questions (should we do A or B?) to self-affirming questions (B is the better option, right?)
· Why you should vote first, then discuss, when deciding on a plan with your team, rather than voting after discussion
· Why it's better to give your people information instead of instructions
As a submarine captain, Marquet used his counterintuitive model of leadership to turn the worst-performing submarine crew into the best-performing one in the fleet, a story he recounted in his bestselling book Turn the Ship Around! Now, in Leadership Is Language, he draws on a wide range of examples, from the 2017 Oscars Best Picture mishap to the tragic sinking of the SS El Faro, to show you exactly how the words you use (and don't use) impact how your people contribute.
Una historia real que demuestra que el liderazgo debería implicar delegar el control más que controlar, y crear líderes en lugar de seguidores.
«El mejor manual práctico sobre cómo delegar, formar y conseguir procesos sin errores.»
David Marquet, oficial de la Navy con una gran experiencia, estaba acostumbrado a dar órdenes. Cuando accedió al cargo de capitán del submarino nuclear USS Santa Fe, tenía bajo su mando a más de cien marines en las profundidades del mar. Marquet seguía el modelo tradicional de liderar el barco, hasta que un día, involuntariamente, dio una orden imposible y, pese a ello, su tripulación intentó cumplirla. Marquet descubrió entonces que estaba rodeado de seguidores, y que todos estarían en peligro hasta que no se produjera un cambio radical.
¡Cambia el barco de rumbo! es la historia real de cómo el Santa Fe, tras cuestionarse el tradicional modelo líder-seguidor de la Navy, pasó de ser el barco peor valorado de toda la flota a convertirse en el mejor de todos. Su tripulación empezó a sentirse plenamente comprometida y a desarrollar todo su potencial.
Independientemente del lugar que ocupe en su empresa, usted también podrá aplicar el modelo de Marquet para cambiar radicalmente el rumbo de su barco. Su recompensa: una organización en la cual las personas asumen plenamente sus responsabilidades, y donde son, en definitiva, más felices.
«No conozco un modelo mejor de liderazgo que el del capitán Marquet. En las páginas de este libro, tú también encontrarás un modelo para tus retos.»
Stephen R. Covey, autor de Los 7 hábitos de la gente altamente efectiva
«Lea ¡Cambia el barco de rumbo! y aprenderá a generar personas resistentes y comprometidas, deseosas de ponerse manos a la obra.»
Almirante Thomas B. Fargo, U.S. Navy retirado, excomandante de la flota del Pacífico y presidente de Huntington Ingalls Industries
«Esta es la historia del capitán David Marquet y de su aventura sin precedentes en uno de los ambientes más rígidos, a bordo del Santa Fe, un submarino nuclear de la Marina de los Estados Unidos. Tuvo el coraje de reformular su definición de liderazgo y obtuvo unos resultados revolucionarios; en cuestión de meses la tripulación pasó de ser la peor valorada a ser la mejor considerada.»
Charlie Kim, fundador y CEO de Next Jump, Inc.
«Este libro es un feliz cruce entre La caza del octubre rojo y la Harvard Bussiness School.»
Joe Debono, fundador y presidente de MBA Corps y gestor de patrimonios en Merrill Lynch
Leading with Purpose gives you the blueprint to make this happen. It steps you through the creation of a simple, but powerful "one-page" plan and then shows you how to use it to develop an engaged and empowered team that collectively drives success, solves problems, and manages change.
The book’s one-page plan coordinates with the Leading with Purpose online platform (www.leadwithpurpose.com) to which all readers get a free trial.