Say Less, Lead More

Say Less, Lead More : A Game-Changing Approach to Empowering Your Team

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The acclaimed author of Turn the Ship Around! teaches leaders a better way to communicate and bring out the best in their people. In Turn the Ship Around!, former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet explained the empowering leadership strategy he developed with great success while commanding the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe. That book generated passionate word-of-mouth, was named one of USA Today's 12 best business books of all time, and made Marquet a globally recognized leadership expert. His "Intent-Based Leadership" system has helped countless teams take responsibility and solve problems -- without waiting to be told what to do. His new book expands on those ideas, with a fresh approach to workplace communication. Few leaders realize how easy it is to say things that inhibit creative solutions and escalate stress. In both high-pressure situations and routine scenarios, in every meeting and email, the wrong words will disempower and demoralize our colleagues. On the other hand, small changes in our language can lead to dramatic improvements in how our teams perform. For instance, Marquet reveals why... * Asking "Are you sure?" leads to less information and worse decisions than asking "How sure are you?" * Using a few key phrases during stressful, unfamiliar situations can help everyone keep cool heads. * Sometimes the most valuable thing a leader can say is... nothing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 27mm | 368g
  • English
  • INT
  • B/W ILLUSTRATIONS T/O
  • 0525542884
  • 9780525542889
  • 301,157

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Early praise for Leadership is Language

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
  
Leaders have to make difficult decisions every day under conditions of uncertainty. How can they get the best information and ideas from their people to help them decide? Leadership is Language is a refreshing, actionable framework that helps you navigate uncertainty and tackle thorny problems by bringing out the best in your people.
--ANNIE DUKE, author of Thinking in Bets
 
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 dropping the archaic language of command and control and learning the language of creativity, collaboration, and commitment.
--LIZ WISEMAN, author of Multipliers
 
Another outstanding book from Marquet and 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 and use a different, more blue model going forward.
--VERNE HARNISH, founder of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up
 
How do you motivate team and individuals to do their best, be their best? Marquet s latest illustrates the powerful intersection of communication and leadership, with 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
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Review quote

Early praise for Leadership is Language

“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
  
“Leaders have to make difficult decisions every day under conditions of uncertainty. How can they get the best information and ideas from their people to help them decide? Leadership is Language is a refreshing, actionable framework that helps you navigate uncertainty and tackle thorny problems by bringing out the best in your people.”
--ANNIE DUKE, author of Thinking in Bets
 
“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 – dropping the archaic language of command and control and learning the language of creativity, collaboration, and commitment.””
--LIZ WISEMAN, author of Multipliers
 
“Another outstanding book from Marquet – and 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 and use a different, “more blue” model going forward.”
--VERNE HARNISH, founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up
 
“How do you motivate team and individuals to do their best, be their best? Marquet’s latest illustrates the powerful intersection of communication and leadership, with 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
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About L David Marquet

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. Since retiring from the Navy he 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. He lives in Florida with his wife, Jane.
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