Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet audiobook

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules

By L. David Marquet, Captain, USN, retired
Foreword by Stephen R. Covey
Read by L. David Marquet

Gildan Audio 9781591846406

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781469027470

  • ISBN: 9781469027463

Runtime: 6.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. As newly appointed captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, he was responsible for more than a hundred sailors. In this high-stress environment, where there is no margin for error, it was crucial his men did their job and did it well. But the ship was dogged by poor morale, poor performance, and the worst crew retention in the fleet.

Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why the order wasn't challenged, the answer was "Because you told me to." Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things.

That's when Marquet took matters into his own hands and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! is the true story of how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the US Navy's traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control.

Before long, each member of Marquet's crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became fully engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day, and the Santa Fe started winning awards and promoting a highly disproportionate number of officers to submarine command.

No matter your business or position, you can apply Marquet's radical guidelines to turn your own ship around. The payoff?—a workplace where everyone around you is taking responsibility for their actions, where people are healthier and happier, where everyone is a leader.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I don’t know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway.” Stephen R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“To say I’m a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement…I’m a fully fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn’t just know how to lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them.” Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why
“I owe a lot to Captain David Marquet…not only for turning the Santa Fe around during some really bad times, but I learned many lessons on leadership from him that have been invaluable in my post-Navy life.” Adam McAnally, steam turbine cell leader at the GE Dallas Service Center and former crew member of the USS Santa Fe
“This terrific read actually provides new and valuable insights into how to lead. And nothing important gets done without leadership. Captain Marquet takes you through his life of learning how to lead and presents you with a winning formula: not leader-follower but leader-leader. It’s about leading by getting others to take responsibility—and like it. It works for business, politics, and life.” Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and former columnist for the New York Times
“It’s The Hunt for Red October meets Harvard Business School. Turn the Ship Around! is the consummate book on leadership for the information age—where unleashing knowledge workers’ intellectual capital is pivotal in optimizing organizational performance: from maximizing market share and minimizing customer churn to improving margins. Captain Marquet’s thesis is a complete paradigm shift in leadership philosophy. This new approach to leadership is applicable in all industries and across all corporate functions. If you’re an organizational-behavior or leadership expert or enthusiast, this book can have a substantial impact on you and your organization’s ability to meet its goals.” Joe DeBono, founder and president of MBA Corps and Merrill Lynch wealth manager
“David Marquet’s message in Turn the Ship Around! inspires the empowerment of engaged people and leadership at all levels. He encourages leaders to release energy, intellect, and passion in everyone around them. Turn the Ship Around! challenges the paradigm of the hierarchical organization by revealing the process to tear down pyramids, create a flat organization, and to develop leaders, not followers.” Dale R. Wilson, Sr., business management professional and editor/blogger at Command Performance Leadership
“This is the story of Captain David Marquet’s unprecedented experiment in the most rigid of environments on the Santa Fe, a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine. He had the courage to operate counterculture, reengineering the very definition of leadership accepted by the US Navy for as long as it has existed. He took huge risk to do this. The outcome was revolutionary—within a few short months, the crew of the Santa Fe went from worst to first. In today’s information age, human capital is our most precious resource. It is the twenty-first-century weapon of choice. Captain David Marquet’s experiment in leadership has far greater application to the entire business world. This is thought leadership.” Charlie Kim, founder and CEO of Next Jump, Inc.
“Leaders and managers face an increasingly complex world, where precise execution, teamwork, and enabling of talent are competitive advantages. David Marquet provides a blueprint, along with real-life examples and implementation mechanisms. Anyone who is charged with leading and making a difference needs to read this.” John Cooper, president and CEO of Invesco Distributors
“Captain Marquet’s compelling leadership journey inspires each of us to imagine a world where every human being is intellectually engaged and fully committed to solving our toughest challenges. If it can be done on a nuclear submarine, it can be done everywhere. Turn the Ship Around! delivers a brilliant message.” Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

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Author

Author Bio: L. David Marquet Captain, USN, retired

Author Bio: L. David Marquet Captain, USN, retired

L. David Marquet, a top graduate of the US Naval Academy, commanded the nuclear-powered, fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999 to 2001. Since leaving the Navy, he has worked with businesses nationwide as a leadership consultant. He also teaches graduate-level leadership at Columbia University. He lives in Florida with his wife, Jane. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English