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We cordially invites you to an event featuring David Marquet, author of the Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders, now celebrating its Chinese translation release.
In his award-winning book, Captain Marquet details the organizational model and leadership practices that turned the USS Santa Fe around from the worst to the first in the fleet. The challenges faced by Captain Marquet and the Santa Fe – lagging performance, low retention and poor morale – are many of the same challenges facing top business leaders and organizations in China today. In his presentation, Captain Marquet will share how businesses in China can successfully apply these winning leadership principles and practices to build a more highly effective team and foster long-term leadership through the development of people.
About theBook:
Turn the Ship Around! is the gripping story of how the USS Santa Fe rocketed to the top of the fleet and revolutionized the field of leadership. Turn the Ship Around was named the #1 must-read book of 2012 and called the "best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution" by Fortune Magazine. The book details the innovative leadership framework that took the Santa Fe to the top and presents clear mechanisms for applying this winning model in any organization.
Faced with commanding the worst submarine in the fleet, Captain David Marquet challenged the U.S. Navy’s traditional "leader-follower" approach and implemented his own "leader-leader" model, empowering each member of his crew to assume leadership and take responsibility for everything they did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions.
He struggled against his own instincts to "take control, attract followers" in order to achieve the vastly more powerful "give control, create leaders." By embedding goodness in the practices and the people, the Santa Fe has continued to win awards and promote a highly disproportionate number of officers to submarine command.
See David’s video “Greatness” and schedule of public events in China here.
-Verne Harnish (author: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits) interviewing David:
-CNN/Money/Fortune article naming Turn the Ship Around the #1 must read book of 2012.
-Soundview book summaries listing it as the #2 best business book of 2012.


Shanghai, China

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