Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

October 31, 2020
Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

'Full of compelling advice on how to lead moreeffectively by choosing your words more wisely' - ADAM GRANT,author of Originals and Give and TakeYour words matter more than you thinkMost of us use the language we inherited from a time whenworkers worked with their hands and managers worked with theirheads. Today, your people do much more than simply follow orders.They contribute to performance and solve problems, and it's time weupdated our language to reflect that.In Leadership Is Language, former US Navy captain L. DavidMarquet offers a radical playbook to empower your people and putyour team on a path to continuous improvement. The framework willhelp you achieve the right balance between deliberation and action,and take bold risks without endangering your mission. Among otherthings, you'll learn:· How to avoid the seven common sins of questioning, from binaryquestions (should we do A or B?) to self-affirming questions (B isthe better option, right?)· Why you should vote first, then discuss, when deciding on aplan with your team, rather than voting after discussion· Why it's better to give your people information instead ofinstructionsAs a submarine captain, Marquet used his counterintuitive modelof leadership to turn the worst-performing submarine crew into thebest-performing one in the fleet, a story he recounted in hisbestselling book Turn the Ship Around! Now, in Leadership IsLanguage, he draws on a wide range of examples, from the 2017Oscars Best Picture mishap to the tragic sinking of the SS El Faro,to show you exactly how the words you use (and don't use) impacthow your people contribute.