Don’t Give Instructions. Give Intent.

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David Marquet, author of Turn the Ship Around!, was a submarine captain. His success as a leader became well-known when Stephen Covey spent time aboard Marquet’s submarine and wrote on his leadership style. On Marquet’s submarine, everyone contributed, and everyone was a leader.

In this video, Marquet explains a key principle to his leadership style: Don’t give instructions. Give intent.

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