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KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2016


Cpt. David Marquet

 

 

   Captain David Marquet, former commander of nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe, bestselling author, & speaker at the WORLDWEBFORUM 2016

 

  

“The new world requires businesses to move control from the center to the edge – for which the Swiss are perfectly adapted because of their geography.”

CPT. DAVID MARQUET ABOUT THE WORLDWEBFORUM 2016

(Limited availability)

MASTER OF THE SEVEN SEAS

 


 

 

FAST ATTACK NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINE

 

FROM WORST TO FIRST

 

Served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years

Assigned to command fast attack nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe

 

Introduced a new form of leadership: Followers become leaders

Brought nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe from lowest to highest ranking in retention

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The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy: USS PENNSYLVENIA



David Marquet - What is Leadership?


 


 

BIOGRAPHY

Captain David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.

Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.”

 

 

Intent Leadership Organizations

 

Creating Intent-Based Leadership organizations results in a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader. Intent-Based Leadership organizations create an environment for people to contribute so that they feel valued. They set clear goals so their people know how to do their jobs. They push control and decision making down the organization so people take responsibility and rise to the occasion. They maintain unity of effort by ensuring the supporting pillars of technical competence and organizational clarity are in place.

Intent-Based Leadership starts with rejecting the idea that leadership is for the select few at the top and instead embracing in highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. This method of leadership is based on empowerment, not ego, and process, not personality.

 

 

 

Bestselling author: Turn the Ship Around!

 

"Leadership should mean giving control rather than taking control and creating leaders rather than forging followers." David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. As newly appointed captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, he was responsible for more than a hundred sailors, deep in the sea.

In this high-stress environment, where there is no margin for error, it was crucial his men did their job and did it well. But the ship was dogged by poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention in the fleet. Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why the order wasn't challenged, the answer was "Because you told me to."

Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. That's when Marquet took matters into his own hands and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! is the true story of 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.

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 fully engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day, and the Santa Fe started winning awards and promoting a highly disproportionate number of officers to submarine command.

No matter your business or position, you can apply Marquet's radical guidelines to turn your own ship around. The payoff: a workplace where everyone around you is taking responsibility for their actions, where people are healthier and happier, where everyone is a leader.

 

David Marquet (left)


 


Crew USS SANTA FE - SSN 763

 

 

Crew USS SANTA FE - SSN 763

 

 


David Marquet (left)

 


USS SANTA FE

 


David Marquet

 


USS SANTA FE

 

 

 

 

 

USS SANTA FE

 


To provide a sense of what the inside of the USS Santa Fe looks like this cutaway of a typical Los Angeles class attack submarine is a good orientation.