Intent-based Leadership Consulting

Intent-based Leadership Consulting

Intent-based leadership?

In the 1990's Capt David Marquet (Ret) took command of the USS Sante Fe.  A nuclear submarine.  At the time that he took command the Sante Fe it was considered the "worst submarine in the Navy".  Bad efficiency, and morale, as well as a legacy culture that was tailor-made to suppress individual thought.  Becuase Capt Marquet had been given command of the Sante Fe on short notice.  He knew little about the ship itself.  He soon realized that with a crew that was trained to follow his orders without question (or thinking) he could very easily put people on and off the ship in danger.   

Building upon a previous attempt at redefining what "leadership" means on a Navy ship and lessons he had learned as a junior officer on a previous ship.  he and his Sante Fe Officers developed operational tools for getting their sailors (at every level) to have ownership of their roles and to think about what needs to be executed to make the ship run.  The first thing that they did was to stop the sailors from asking permission, "Captain, may I...?" (aka being a follower) to making a statement, "Captain, I intend to..."  Changing the dynamics at play from a "Leader - Follower" setup to a "Leader-Leader" one.  Within a year - the Sante Fe won the award as the "Best Ship in the Navy" based upon intense inspections and observer analysis!

Within a year - the Sante Fe won the award as the "Best Ship in the Navy" based upon intense inspections and observer analysis!

Since retiring David Marquet has written one of the most popular leadership books in recent history - "Turn The Ship Around" which details the operational aspects of how they did it. What trial and tribulations they encountered and how they solved them.  Including the creation of several tools for bringing Intent-based Leadership to all sorts of teams and scenarios. 

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As a proponent of Intent-Based Leadership, I believe it dovetails perfectly with the 1970's leadership principle of Servant Leadership by giving modern tools and techniques for improving teams, turning teams in crisis around, and creating a better environment for a modern millennial workplace.

Having completed David Marquet's training we have helped implement Intent-Based Leadership for corporations and teams nationwide.  Click here to see some of the results we have achieved.

CONTACT us now to see how we can help you!

 

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