The Counterintuitive Art of Leading by Letting Go
David Marquet used to be the commander of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine part of the U.S. Navy fleet. He is also the author of Turn Your Ship Around which is a book about how to help people in your organization become leaders rather than remaining followers. He has taken several of those same principles and described them in this article directed at helping leaders transform their organization from a team of people who simply do what they are told into individuals who have their own ideas, solutions and processes by empowering them. He refers to the “ladder of leadership” as a strategy for implementing this idea and it is a fantastic step-by-step process for taking your organization to the next level.