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The one stat you need to know

The spirit of leadership is often misjudged as a gainful way of exercising control, leading to chaos. In essence, it should be recognized as a model that gives more weight to “Giving Control” over “Taking Control”.

What this episode is about and why you should care

David Marquet, a former submarine captain and author of “Turn the Ship Around!” unlocks a new angle in redefining leadership. In this podcast, he goes into retrospect and relates his journey as the newly appointed captain of nuclear-powered submarine, “USS Santa Fe”. During his active days, he sought measures to counteract all odds to fight the low self-esteem of his crew. As a captain, David fought against his instincts and explored newer ways of unifying his workforce, breaking accepted norms of leadership. For a corporate environment, the Santa Fe episode presents a stunning example of effective leadership that acts as a harbinger towards making every employee a leader.

What you will learn in this episode

  • “Ladder of leadership”– Re-defining decisions in an organizational framework
  • What is driving companies to rethink on their management model?
  • Why building decision making capacity in your organization is important?
  • How clarity helps to build a unifying workforce? How to achieve “greatness” as a mechanism?
  • Trust and Competence – How do you differentiate?
  • How “Smart Hierarchy” will change the way companies operate?
  • How leaders are going to change the work environment in the future?

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