What Is Leadership?

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, tells his story of being captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, and how he helped transform his crew from passively following orders into a thinking, active, passionate and creative team. As the video description states: “Marquet believes that leadership is not for the select few at the top, but in highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level.”

By enabling leaders to emerge at every level, the Santa Fe received the highest inspection grades ever seen on a submarine. In this animated video Marquet reveals the secrets of his and their success. He shares the institutional and organizational blueprint for giving control and creating leaders.