Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders

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Penguin Books, Limited, Oct 8, 2015 - Decision making - 272 pages
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 t 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. [taken from Blackwell's website].

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If you are or will be in a leadership position, you need to read this. And read it again. And again. The best empowerment and leadership book I've read to date (and I've read quite a lot on leadership ... Read full review

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A very inspirational and practicable leadership guide. This was the one, that made me really want to follow. I've read a couple books on the leadership issue before. They're written by well-known ... Read full review

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A top graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, L. David Marquet commanded the nuclear-powered submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999-2001. Santa Fe earned numerous awards for being the most improved ship in the Pacific and the most combat-effective ship in the squadron. Since leaving the Navy he has worked with businesses nationwide as a leadership consultant. He also teaches graduate level leadership at Columbia University andis a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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