What is leadership? Most dictionaries offer a definition that takes into account “causing or directing others” towards a goal or mission. David Marquet, former United States Navy submarine commander argues that great leadership is almost all about the language used to get the best long-term results possible.
On this week’s episode, David and I discuss his new book, Leadership Is Language – The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don’t. We talk about how important it is to avoid binary questions, why it is so important that employees have the ability to say “No,” and how psychological safety is critical for a team’s success.