Few of us realize that our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues by using the write words.
In Say Less, Lead More, Former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet expands on his bestselling leadership book Turn the Ship Around! and shows managers and leadersthe next step in their development- how to empower their team through communication.
Marquet outlines a set of principles and tools that help leaders empower their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do, highlighting how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in a team's success and happiness.
L. David Marquet, a top graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, commanded the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999 to 2001, transforming it from the worst-performing submarine in its fleet to the best. Since retiring from the Navy, Marquet has worked with businesses nationwide as a leadership consultant. He gives presentations around the world about his acclaimed first book, Turn the Ship Around- A True Story of Turning Leaders Into Followers.
I have seen David in action using words to truly inspire and empower. This is a must-read for every leader! George Kohlreiser, Author of Hostage at the Table, Care to Dare and Director of IMD's acclaimed High Performance Leadership Program This book is brilliant. Seriously John Konrad, Author of Fire on the Horizon and founder of gCaptain The definitive guide for those seeking to be real leaders in transformative times. David not only shows us how business and leadership has drastically changed and why the structures of yesterday are hindering our ability to business, but also how to reinvent our leadership style to meet the evolving demands of the new marketplace Tamara Ghandour, creator of the Innovation Quotient Edge, host of Inside LaunchStreet & Author of Innovation is Everybody's Business. Drawing on a wide variety of examples from all kinds of organisation, David Marquet has written an impressive and engaging book which is not just thought-provoking, but offers simple, actionable ways of escaping the traps that our words lay for us Stephen Bungay, author of The Art of Action Illustrates the powerful intersection of communication and leadership and offers simple steps to transform your thinking, your influence, and the lives in your span of care Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller and author of Everybody Matters A truly unique take on leadership that re-engineers our language. Anchored in how teams actually talk, Marquet shows leaders how to leave the Industrial Age language behind us Verne Harnish, founder of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up In Turn The Ship Around, Marquet challenged us to change the way we lead; Now, in Leadership is Language, he challenges us to change the way we talk as leaders by dropping the archaic language of command and control and learning the language of creativity, collaboration, and commitment Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers A refreshing, actionable framework that helps leaders navigate uncertainty and tackle thorny problems by bringing out the best in their people Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets A fascinating new paradigm for our modern leader that relies on a balance between thinking and doing, welcoming and minimizing variability, to get the most out of our teams and organizations General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal, author of Team of Teams and Leaders Full of compelling advice on how to lead more effectively by choosing your words more wisely Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
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