Summary of Turn the Ship Around!
From TURN THE SHIP AROUND!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet. Summarized by arrangement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.
The US Navy operates with a traditional “leader-follower” management structure. Corporations call this command and control. In the Navy, officers make decisions and enlisted personnel carry them out. This structure is a tremendous source of frustration and inefficiency while giving leaders the illusion they are “in charge.” These limitations were at a breaking point aboard the USS Santa Fe – once the worst performing nuclear submarine in the US fleet. In 1999, Commander L. David Marquet assumed command of the Santa Fe and developed an innovative management system known as “leader-leader.” This transformed the Santa Fe into a top-performing sub. Marquet explains how to implement leader-leader and how to use his “deliberate action” and “I intend to” management strategies. getAbstract recommends his hard-earned, applicable lessons to executives, HR managers, entrepreneurs, business students and professors, and anyone at sea.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “leader-follower” systems disempower followers,
- Why the “leader-leader” system works, and
- How to use the “I intend to” and “deliberate action” strategies.
About the Author
A 1981 US Naval Academy graduate, L. David Marquet served in the US submarine force for 28 years. He is the former captain of the USS Santa Fe and a highly requested global keynote speaker.
Get the key points from this book in 10 minutes.
For your company
We help you build a culture of continuous learning.
Comment on this summary
Contained in Knowledge Pack:
Knowledge PackInstilling PassionIf it matters to you, here's how to make it matter to them.
Customers who read this summary also read
University of Toronto Press, 2016
Simple Truths, 2015
Economist Films, 2017
Mary Buffett and David Clark