David Marquet is the author of award-winning and #1 Amazon rated book Turn the Ship Around!. A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe. Captain Marquet completely turned around the Santa Fe, taking its crew from being "worst to first." After riding USS Santa Fe, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he'd ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet's leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.
Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009. He teaches graduate level leadership courses at Columbia University and is the Captain of Human Capital Engineering at Next Jump, Inc., a leading e-commerce company in New York. He speaks to businesses and groups who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. This bold and highly effective leadership approach can be summarized as "give control, create leaders." He has spoken in 6 countries, including major EO, Vistage, and Fortune Leadership Summit conferences. Watch Captain Marquet's presentation on Greatness here.
Captain Marquet is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jane.