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Turn Your Ship Around!

Dylan Schleicher

January 26, 2015

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Imagine the ideal work environment, where everyone is contributing at full capacity. Now imagine it's a submarine. Captain David Marquet tells the tale.

Practical advice and tools based on the acclaimed leadership book
Turn The Ship Around!

TURN YOUR SHIP AROUND!

A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership
in Your Organization



Imagine a work environment where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work—a place where everyone is a leader.

In Turn the Ship Around!, Fortune Magazine's Best Business Book of the Year and Motley Fool's 12 Best Business Books of all Time, former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet used his experiences as captain of the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe to envision a workplace where every individual has more control over their work. By giving up the control and pushing for leadership from every member of the crew, Marquet achieved his vision for the USS Santa Fe and built a team of fully engaged leaders at every level.

Now, in his new workbook Turn Your Ship Around! A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership in Your Organization (Portfolio/Penguin; on-sale January 27), Marquet returns to offer executives and entry-level talent, alike, applicable lessons and techniques, based on the success of the USS Santa Fe, for an intent-based leadership.

In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. Intent-Based leadership organizations build environments for people to contribute so that they feel valued. They set clear goals so their people know how to do their jobs. They push control and decision making down the organization so people take responsibility and rise to the occasion. They maintain unity of effort by ensuring the supporting pillars of technical competence and organizational clarity are in place.

The workbook reveals  how to create a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work—a place where everyone is a leader.

With thought-provoking questions and role playing exercises that help bring the experiences of the USS Santa to your work place, Turn Your Ship Around! is a practical companion to Turn the Ship Around! Whether you work in a cubicle or on-board a submarine, Turn Your Ship Around! is designed to help create healthier and more effective work environments and inspire leaders in all of us. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. In 2009, Captain Marquet retired from the Navy, and now speaks to businesses and groups who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. He is the author of the award-winning book Turn the Ship Around!

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