Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders
ISBN: 1591846404
EAN13: 9781591846406
Language: English
Publication Date: May 16, 2013
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.3" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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One of the 12 best business books of all time. Timeless principles of empowering leadership. - USA Today

The best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution. --FORTUNE

Since Turn the Ship Around was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet's true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results.

Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. Trained to give orders in the traditional model of know all-tell all leadership, he faced a new wrinkle when he was shifted to the Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there's little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found on the Santa Fe poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet.

Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was: Because you told me to. Marquet realized that while he had been trained Read More chevron_right

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