Book Leadership is language : the hidden power of what you say, and what you don't / L. David Marquet.
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Call Number HD57.7 .M392 2020
Media class: Book
Publisher: [New York] : Portfolio/Penguin
ISBN: 9780735217539 073521753X 9780241373668 0241373662
Extent: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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. 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 organization'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 Unfortunately, David Marquet argues, that's an outdated model of leadership that just doesn't work anymore.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 organization 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. It's time to ditch the industrial age playbook of leadership. In Leadership is Language, you'll learn how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution on your team. "-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction -- Losing El Faro -- The new playbook -- Exiting redwork : control the clock -- Into the bluework : collaborate -- Leaving bluework behind : commit -- The end of redwork : complete -- Completing the cycle : improve -- The enabling play : connect -- Applying the redwork-bluework principles in workplace situations -- The red-blue operating system -- Saving El Faro.