‘David Marquet is the kind of leader who comes around only once in a generation… His ideas and lessons are invaluable’ – Simon Sinek
Few of us realise that our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues by using the right words.
David Marquet is a man who understands first-hand the power of words to make change happen. As commander of the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, he transformed the worst-performing submarine in the fleet to the best. Now he applies the same skills to businesses as an expert in leadership.
In this conversation with LBC Presenter Matthew Stadlen, Marquet shows managers and leaders how to enable their team through communication.
He outlines a set of principles and tools that help leaders inspire their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do, highlighting how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in a team’s success and happiness.
Praise for L. David Marquet:
‘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