Many people grew up heeding the old childhood axiom, "follow the leader." From forming single file lines early on as an elementary student, to bowing under the boss as a rank-and-file employee, people continue to stick to the adage even as they climb the corporate ladder.
Author L. David Marquet says we should abandon that approach. In his book "Turn the Ship Around!" the retired U.S. Navy Captain constructs a more effective leadership model. He sinks "follow the leader" tactics in favor a more equal management strategy: "Leader-Leader."
By giving control to employees Marquete says leaders are born. Marquet discovered the approach aboard a submarine when he recharged a downtrodden team and turned them into an award-winning crew.
A hard cover copy of the book is available on www.800ceoread.com for $19.96.