IT'S TIME TO DITCH THE INDUSTRIAL AGE PLAYBOOK OF LEADERSHIP.
From the acclaimed author of Turn the Ship Around!, former US Navy Captain David Marquet, comes a radical new playbook for empowering your team to make better decisions and take greater ownership.
From best-selling author of Turn the Ship Around!, former US Navy Captain David Marquet's new book Leadership Is Language gives business people the tools they need to achieve transformational leadership in their organisations.
You might imagine that an effective leader is someone who makes quick, intelligent decisions, gives inspiring speeches, and issues clear orders to their team so they can execute a plan to achieve your organisation's goals. Unfortunately, David Marquet argues, that's an outdated model of leadership that just doesn't work anymore.
As a leader in today's networked, information-dense business climate, you don't have full visibility into your organisation or the ground reality of your operating environment. In order to harness the eyes, ears, and minds of your people, you need to foster a climate of collaborative experimentation that encourages people to speak up when they notice problems and work together to identify and test solutions.
Too many leaders fall in love with the sound of their own voice, and wind up dictating plans and digging in their heels when problems begin to emerge. Even when you want to be a more collaborative leader, you can undermine your own efforts by defaulting to command-and-control language we've inherited from the industrial era.