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David Marquet imagines a ​world 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.

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

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USS Santa Fe Creed “We Learn”


What do we do on a day‑to‑day basis?


We learn.


Why is “learning” a better word than “training?”


Training implies passivity; it is done to us. We are trained; we attend training. Learning is active; it is something we do.



What do we learn?


We learn how to prepare a submarine for success in combat.


Why would we need to go to combat?


We would go to combat if called upon b...

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Turn Your Ship Around! by David Marquet
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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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"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
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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
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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
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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 »
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“If you want people to to think, give them intent, not instruction.”
David Marquet




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