How Great Leaders Serve Others: David Marquet (Video)
David Marquet had a distinguished career in the United States’ Submarine Force. In command of Santa Fe, Captain Marquet completely turned around the submarines culture, which went from being “worst to first.” In this video he talks about when leaders give their people control, not only are they more engaged, passionate, involved and committed but staff are healthier, take fewer sick days and have increased vitality and productivity. He describes about how he transformed his leadership style from one of control and command to one of empowering his team to take responsibility for their own work.
He ask the question – what kind of a leader will you be one who takes control, or gives control?
He believes being a leader in service of others is a triumph of deliberate action over of impulsive reaction.