David Marquet - Made for People | Better Future Podcast - Episode 31

We’re excited to launch the new Made for People podcast series. In this podcast, Kirsten Mann interviews David Marquet, keynote speaker at the Product Management Festival, Zurich.

22 January 2020 | Pat Daly

For anyone wondering who is David Marquet? He was a commander of the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999 to 2001 and became known for transforming it from the worst-performing submarine in its fleet to the best. He turned his journey into a best-selling book called Turn the Ship Around- A True Story of Turning Leaders Into Followers.

In this interview Kirsten explores the following with David:

  • How David evolved from the “order giving business” to empowering others.
  • The danger with organizations being tuned to short-term outcomes and how to use “fast-forward” techniques to combat this.
  • Most powerful thing you can do for your people (hint: make them feel they’re in control of their lives).
  • How David’s applied the lessons from Sante Fe to his own life and family.
  • The real story behind Stephen Covey’s (Author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and David’s “8th habit.
  • The benefits derived from building a decision-making factory.
  • Sneak preview of David’s new book “Leadership is Language”

Hosted by: 

Kirsten Mann, Global VP Product Experience, Construction & Engineering Global Business Unit, Oracle - LinkedIn, Instagram


David Marquet, leadership consultant, bestselling author, and former commander of the nuclear powered fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe - Website, LinkedIn, Twitter

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