Turn the Ship Around!

by L. David Marquet | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 9780241250945 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingengelsmanwing of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 4/4/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingengelsmanwing from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, April 4, 2024

The cover text reads:

"I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet"
Stephen R. Covey
author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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 the 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.

Very interesting and inspiring story — and highly relevant to many organizations — of how one man bucked the established order and effectively changed his crew from being automatons unthinkingly following orders passed down the chain of command into engaged team players empowered to be responsible for their own decisions to the benefit of the operation of the submarine as a whole.

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