Leadership

How to Create Leadership at Every Level

Turn the Ship Around! is the gripping story of how David Marquet took the USS Santa Fe from worst to first by challenging the U.S. Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach and instead implementing his own framework of leader-leader.

In this Soundview Live webinar, How to Create Leadership at Every Level, Marquet explains how he struggled against his own instincts to "take control, attract followers" in order to achieve the vastly more powerful "give control, create leaders." You’ll learn how the results revolutionized leadership on his submarine and beyond — as each member of his crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything they did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions.

Available: audio recording, video recording, slides, summary of Turn the Ship Around!

About the Speaker
L. David Marquet

A U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force. He commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Captain Marquet completely turned around Santa Fe, where the crew went from being “worst to first.” Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including 9 subsequent submarine captains. After riding USS Santa Fe, noted author 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.

Since completing his military service David speaks to businesses and groups who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. This bold and highly effective leadership approach can be summarized as “give control, create leaders.” The result embeds the goodness of the organization in the people and practices instead of the personality of the leader, building enduring and resilient organizations. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lives in Florida with his wife, Jane.

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