A nuclear submarine commander has written a must-read book about how to achieve great performance at every level of your organization.
David Marquet’s Turn The Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders is terrific for all team players in your company. It’s especially powerful for those entrusted with leading direct reports.
I loved the book. Marquet has distilled his philosophy into a concise, attention-keeping, easy read filled with examples of how he and his crew turned the worst performing nuclear sub into the best.
You, too, can apply this philosophy, but first you’ll have to adopt a new mindset that will lead to different actions. Marquet’s thesis is that we need to transform leadership from a “leader-follower” mode to one of “leader-leader.” That’s how he transformed the USS Santa Fe from a dysfunctional “one captain and 134 crewmen” into a high-octane operation of “135 thinkers.” Continue reading