Turning the Ship Around–Breaking Traditions to Redefine Leadership at Work


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The one stat you need to know

The spirit of leadership is often misjudged as a gainful way of exercising control, leading to chaos. In essence, it should be recognized as a model that gives more weight to “Giving Control” over “Taking Control”.

What this episode is about and why you should care

David Marquet, a former submarine captain and author of “Turn the Ship Around!” unlocks a new angle in redefining leadership. In this podcast, he goes into retrospect and relates his journey as the newly appointed captain of nuclear-powered submarine, “USS Santa Fe”. During his active days, he sought measures to counteract all odds to fight the low self-esteem of his crew. As a captain, David fought against his instincts and explored newer ways of unifying his workforce, breaking accepted norms of leadership. For a corporate environment, the Santa Fe episode presents a stunning example of effective leadership that acts as a harbinger towards making every employee a leader.

What you will learn in this episode

  • “Ladder of leadership”– Re-defining decisions in an organizational framework
  • What is driving companies to rethink on their management model?
  • Why building decision making capacity in your organization is important?
  • How clarity helps to build a unifying workforce? How to achieve “greatness” as a mechanism?
  • Trust and Competence – How do you differentiate?
  • How “Smart Hierarchy” will change the way companies operate?
  • How leaders are going to change the work environment in the future?

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Jacob Morgan
I'm a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like and how to create great experiences so that employees actually want to show up to work. I've written three best-selling books which are: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).


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