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David Marquet

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A top graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, L. David Marquet led a distinguished career in the U.S. submarine force. He commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Captain Marquet completely turned around Santa Fe, where the crew went from being ''worst to first.'' Santa Fe earned numerous awards for being the most improved ship in the Pacific and the most combat-effective ship in the squadron. Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility. After riding USS Santa Fe, noted author Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he'd ever seen and wrote about ...more

Here are a few of the things we heard from the coffee challenge nudge last week.

In this nudge, people were asked to have someone else order their coffee for them.

“Giving up control over my lunch choice was uncomfortable for me. Realistically, I know it’s silly. It’s only one meal.”

“The person who ordered felt bad because they could tell I didn’t really like what they ordered, even though I real...

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Turn The Ship Around! by David Marquet
"This is a very well-written and clear leadership/management book. The examples and the follow-up questions are incredibly helpful... Next step how to put these thoughts into action..."
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Turn The Ship Around! by David Marquet
"What a great book on leadership and trust. Having experienced the military and governmental machines, I have seen how top down leadership in terms of controlled decision making can demoralize new minds and ways, and kill a great team. This story i..." Read more of this review »
Happy Hour Is 9 to 5 by Alexander Kjerulf
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Success and happiness: we have it backward.

Traditional thinking is that if we are successful, we’ll be happy. In our organizations, leaders think that once the company has some success their people will be happy and morale will improve.

This is fundam
Scrum and XP from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg
" My software friends are talking about Scrum, Agile, Pair Programming and I knew nothing about it. I have a friend who even suggested that Agile could ...more"
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What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
What the Best College Teachers Do
by Ken Bain
read in January, 2013
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Isn’t it all about getting people to think?

College costs since I graduated in 1981 have risen twice as fast as medical costs, three times as fast as family incomes and four times as fast as inflation. With average private school costs approaching $40
Turn The Ship Around! by David Marquet
"An amazing book. I loved the ideas and practices that were discussed and the case studies that were given. I used these ideas throughout my job and institute the Leader-Leader model with my team members. My direct reports have started to read the..." Read more of this review »
Christmas Holiday by W. Somerset Maugham
Christmas Holiday
by W. Somerset Maugham
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W. Somerset Maugham
Christmas Holiday
Published 1939.

The first thing you need to know about W. Somerset Maugham’s Christmas Holiday is that it has nothing to do with Christmas.

The book was written in 1939 when Maugham was 63. It is one of his last maj
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“If you want people to to think, give them intent, not instruction.”
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