Leadership is Language with David Marquet

On this episode of the program I'm joined by David Marquet, best-selling author, student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine.

On this episode of the program I'm joined by David Marquet, best-selling author, student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine.

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David’s new book, Leadership is Language, is a re-engineering of the language we use at work and a new playbook for leaders. “It’s time to ditch the Industrial Age playbook of leadership.” This book provides insights on how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution skills for teams.

We talk about the concept that David explores in this book (that leadership is language), why this is as much a playbook as anything else, what leaders need to work on in order to take their leadership skills to the next level, and much more. I enjoyed our conversation and I'm certain you'll get plenty out of it.

Talking Points
  • What lead you to writing this book and why is it so important? (0:47)
  • David explains the terms "red work" and "blue work" (4:08)
  • Why do you consider this book to be a playbook? (7:40)
  • What does David mean by the “be good self“ and the “get better self“? (18:55)
  • What can someone do to start applying leadership as language today (25:17)
Quote

"Start your question with the word 'how'." - David Marquet

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