“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today"The best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” —FORTUNESince Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results.Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. Trained to give orders in the traditional model of “know all–tell all” leadership, he faced a new wrinkle when he was shifted to the Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found on the Santa Fe: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet.Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was: “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had been trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told—a deadly combination.That’s when Marquet flipped the leadership model on its head and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the U.S. Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates, and creating leaders.Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became completely engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, a highly disproportionate number of the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders.Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet’s methods to turn your own ship around.
Now revised and expanded - the companion workbook to former submarine captain David Marquet's acclaimed leadership book, Turn The Ship Around! In Turn the Ship Around! former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet introduced a bold new approach to leadership, based on his experiences turning around the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe. He gave up the traditional command-and-control model and instead inspired every member of his crew to embrace accountabliity. Santa Fe rapidly improved its dismal performance record and started winning awards as the best ship in its class.In this workbook -- now a revised and expanded second edition, with a new title -- Marquet helps readers apply his methods to their own organizations. Featuring extensive questions and exercises on how to delegate and inspire, this workbook will help readers build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust. As Marquet writes:Imagine a workplace where everone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are happier and healthier because they have more control over their work -- a place where everyone is a leader.... All of this is possible, but not with the current leadership paradigm.
A companion workbook filled with practical advice, tools and lessons based on the acclaimed leadership book, Turn The Ship Around! by David Marquet.In Turn the Ship Around! former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet introduced a bold new approach to leadership, based on his experiences turning around the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe. He gave up the traditional command-and-control model and instead inspired his crew to assume responsibility for every individual action. Santa Fe rapidly improved its dismal performance record, and started winning awards as the best ship in its class.Now Marquet returns with a workbook so readers can apply his methods to their own organizations. With extensive questions and exercises on how to delegate and inspire, this workbook will help readers build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust.
Still hoping life will get better someday? Still waiting for the doors of opportunity to open before you?Maybe the time has finally come to take life by the wheel and make things happen.Entrepreneur and inspirational author Craig Pennell delves into the deep waters of mid-life to search for real answers to some of life's bigger questions.This is what he discovered:In the midst of all the challenges and self-doubts, there's no better time to set your sights on your dreams and go for it. Craig believes that each of us can change the course of our life, and often all it takes is a little inspiration and encouragement to begin a new day with intentionality and purpose - the first steps towards living a bigger, fuller life.This honest and practical book speaks into the struggles and reality that life brings, and provides a motivational guide to life-change through self-empowerment and personal growth. The author draws on his personal experience of the challenges and opportunities of mid-life, along with the timeless wisdom of others, to create a practical book designed to equip the reader to open the doors of personal breakthrough.This is not just a book about self-improvement, but about self-discovery, embracing life, and being inspired to step into a whole new world of opportunity.Whether you're an entrepreneur with big goals, or you've simply reached a place where you want more out of life, this is a book packed with insights to aid you on the journey. Take the wheel, get inspired, and find yourself empowered to change.
"....Turning the Ship is not for the faint of heart...." Dr. Voddie Baucham Elder, Grace Family Baptist Church, Houston, Texas "The Church today desperately needs prophets to challenge us on how we "do" church. Dustin Guidry is certainly a prophet! His prophetic voice will be fully understood when reading Turning the Ship. While you may not always agree with him, he will challenge the way we "do" church and how we raise our children along with living our lives as believers. Hold on as you read because you may find you don't have a rudder that is directing your own course as you journey through life." Jay McSwain PLACE Ministries, Atlanta, Georgia "It has been a long time since I have been excited about a book that I have read, other than the Bible. Dustin Guidry has excellent insight into many of the problems facing today's Christian body of believers. He also has a simple answer for these problems: God's Word. I agree with Dustin, that our families, and our churches must return to the sufficiency of scripture in all aspects of our lives." Dr. Travis Plumlee Family Ark Ministries, Conway, Arkansas Dustin Guidry is lead pastor of Ridgewood Church. He and his wife, Kerri, reside in Port Arthur, Texas with their three beautiful daughters.
Stephen Covey inspired millions with his writings but where did Dr. Covey get his inspiration? This is the story of one such source, one that Dr. Covey himself called the most empowered organization he had ever seen - and a nuclear powered submarine no less. From the vantage point of the commander of the USS Santa Fe, read how the crew completely turned the ship around, going from worst to first by questioning many of our basic leadership assumptions and shifting from take-control authority to give-control empowerment. Share the author's insights as the crew gains unprecedented decision making authority, the risks of doing so, and the reward of an exponentially more effective and more resilient organization. Learn how to achieve astounding results by applying the author's practical steps, such as - Release proactivity and initiative with ''I intend to...'' - Build teamwork and minimize errors with ''deliberate action'' - Enhance responsibility and ownership by eliminating top-down monitoring - Improving morale by focusing on excellence rather than errors. See what it's really like to operate a nuclear submarine -- from navigation to missile launching -- and learn the mechanisms used to propel Santa Fe not only to the top but to achieve a lasting transformation, one that resulted in the ship's continued operational excellence and the highly disproportionate promotion rate among Santa Fe's crew long after Marquet had left command.