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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241250945
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $40.00

Turn The Ship Around!

A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules




A new model for leadership, by a former Navy captain who transformed his submarine

Captain David Marquet was used to giving orders. In the high-stress environment of USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, it was crucial his men did their job well. But the ship was dogged by poor morale and performance.

Marquet challenged the US Navy's traditional leader-follower approach and used the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his crew. Under his leadership, the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet.

Anyone 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.

  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241250945
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $40.00

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Praise for Turn The Ship Around!

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, 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, optimist and author of Start with Why

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