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Leadership Expert, Former Submarine Commander & Author of "Turn the Ship Around!"

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David Marquet Biography

Student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. David Marquet is the Author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: "Turn the Ship Around!", and "The Turn the Ship Around Workbook". Marquet’s latest book, "Leadership is Language", was released February 4th, 2020, by Penguin Random House.

Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Captain Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe–then ranked last in retention and operational standing–he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take control, give orders,” wouldn’t work. He “turned the ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy.

After Captain Marquet’s departure, the Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to leadership positions, including ten subsequent submarine captains. Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Captain Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine named it the #1 must-read business book of the year, and USA Today listed it as one of the top 12 business books of all time. He is also the author of The Turn the Ship Around Workbook, which is a companion workbook for implementing Intent-Based Leadership.

Marquet’s book, "Leadership is Language", is a re-engineering of the language we use at work and a new playbook for leaders. “It’s time to ditch the Industrial Age playbook of leadership.” This book provides insights on how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution skills for teams.

Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and now speaks to audiences around the globe who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. This bold and highly effective framework is summarized as “give control, create leaders.”

He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2015 was named to the American Management Association’s “Leaders to Watch” list.

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Books
Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't

Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't

The Turn The Ship Around! Workbook: Implement Intent-Based Leadership In Your Organization

The Turn The Ship Around! Workbook: Implement Intent-Based Leadership In Your Organization

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Speaking Topics
  • Marquet

    A Masterclass with David is an intimate conversation where he goes into greater depth on the application of the tools and language of Intent-Based Leadership based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language. For in person events this includes three consecutive 75-minute sessions featuring high levels of interaction and detailed examinations of examples across industries and specific examples within your own organization. In the online event we will do these conversations 3 weeks apart to allow for practice and reflection. The Masterclass provides a unique environment in which your teams can learn with one of the world’s most acclaimed leadership experts where instead of a transactional, one sided event you will have a transformational experience that can create real cultural change.

  • The New Playbook for Leaders

    Why do we organize the way we do? Why do we run meetings the way we do? Why do we use the words we use when communicating and asking questions? Turns out, most of us are using language, meeting formats and organizational design inherited from the industrial age where the leaders were the thinkers and the workers were the doers.

    In today’s work environment, we want every team member to be a thinker and a doer. This makes industrial age language obsolete. Instead of running industrial age plays better, we need to cast them aside for a new playbook.

    Based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language, David Marquet explores the origins of our language at work, how it was shaped by the industrial age and the language we want to use in its place. The pattern that is revealed are the 6 “plays” that leaders run that will optimally balance the rhythm between thinking and doing.

    Leaders will be equipped to build environments where people think deeply and broadly and work is disciplined and focused. The structure results in adaptive, agile, and enduring organizations in volatile and uncertain times.

    This is something your organization needs to hear, now more than ever.

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  • HOW TO BOOK David Marquet?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Marquet for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Marquet, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Marquet or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK David Marquet?

    Booking fees for David Marquet, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Marquet, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR David Marquet?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Marquet for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Marquet for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Marquet or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Marquet or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Leadership Expert, Former Submarine Commander & Author of "Turn the Ship Around!"

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David Marquet Biography

Student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. David Marquet is the Author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: "Turn the Ship Around!", and "The Turn the Ship Around Workbook". Marquet’s latest book, "Leadership is Language", was released February 4th, 2020, by Penguin Random House.

Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Captain Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe–then ranked last in retention and operational standing–he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take control, give orders,” wouldn’t work. He “turned the ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy.

After Captain Marquet’s departure, the Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to leadership positions, including ten subsequent submarine captains. Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Captain Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine named it the #1 must-read business book of the year, and USA Today listed it as one of the top 12 business books of all time. He is also the author of The Turn the Ship Around Workbook, which is a companion workbook for implementing Intent-Based Leadership.

Marquet’s book, "Leadership is Language", is a re-engineering of the language we use at work and a new playbook for leaders. “It’s time to ditch the Industrial Age playbook of leadership.” This book provides insights on how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution skills for teams.

Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and now speaks to audiences around the globe who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. This bold and highly effective framework is summarized as “give control, create leaders.”

He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2015 was named to the American Management Association’s “Leaders to Watch” list.

David Marquet Videos

  • TURN EVERYONE INTO A LEADER | L. David Marquet
  • David Marquet: Leadership is Language | Future of Work Podcast
    My guest on this week's episode of The Future of Work Podcast is David Marquet, best-selling author and former commanding officer of the USS Santa Fe...
  • David Marquet: Turn the Ship Around | Talks at Google
    David Marquet (MAR-KAY) was assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing....

David Marquet Books

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David Marquet Speaking Topics

  • Marquet

    A Masterclass with David is an intimate conversation where he goes into greater depth on the application of the tools and language of Intent-Based Leadership based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language. For in person events this includes three consecutive 75-minute sessions featuring high levels of interaction and detailed examinations of examples across industries and specific examples within your own organization. In the online event we will do these conversations 3 weeks apart to allow for practice and reflection. The Masterclass provides a unique environment in which your teams can learn with one of the world’s most acclaimed leadership experts where instead of a transactional, one sided event you will have a transformational experience that can create real cultural change.

  • The New Playbook for Leaders

    Why do we organize the way we do? Why do we run meetings the way we do? Why do we use the words we use when communicating and asking questions? Turns out, most of us are using language, meeting formats and organizational design inherited from the industrial age where the leaders were the thinkers and the workers were the doers.

    In today’s work environment, we want every team member to be a thinker and a doer. This makes industrial age language obsolete. Instead of running industrial age plays better, we need to cast them aside for a new playbook.

    Based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language, David Marquet explores the origins of our language at work, how it was shaped by the industrial age and the language we want to use in its place. The pattern that is revealed are the 6 “plays” that leaders run that will optimally balance the rhythm between thinking and doing.

    Leaders will be equipped to build environments where people think deeply and broadly and work is disciplined and focused. The structure results in adaptive, agile, and enduring organizations in volatile and uncertain times.

    This is something your organization needs to hear, now more than ever.

FAQs on booking David Marquet

  • How to book David Marquet?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Marquet for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Marquet, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Marquet or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Marquet?

    Booking fees for David Marquet, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Marquet, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Marquet?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Marquet for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Marquet for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Marquet or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Marquet or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Marquet is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Marquet, The New Playbook for Leaders and. The estimated speaking fee range to book David Marquet for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. David Marquet generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Abrashoff, Eduardo Briceño, J.R. Martinez, Carey Lohrenz and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Marquet for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Marquet Speaker Videos

  • TURN EVERYONE INTO A LEADER | L. David Marquet
    David Marquet: Leadership is Language | Future of Work Podcast
    My guest on this week's episode of The Future of Work Podcast is David Marquet, best-selling author and former commanding officer of the USS Santa Fe nuclear submarine.
  • David Marquet: Turn the Ship Around | Talks at Google
    David Marquet (MAR-KAY) was assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing. He “turned his ship around” by treating the...
    Leaders help people feel safe | David Marquet
  • David Marquet: How to Create Leaders at Every Level

David Marquet Speaking Topics

  • Marquet

    A Masterclass with David is an intimate conversation where he goes into greater depth on the application of the tools and language of Intent-Based Leadership based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language. For in person events this includes three consecutive 75-minute sessions featuring high levels of interaction and detailed examinations of examples across industries and specific examples within your own organization. In the online event we will do these conversations 3 weeks apart to allow for practice and reflection. The Masterclass provides a unique environment in which your teams can learn with one of the world’s most acclaimed leadership experts where instead of a transactional, one sided event you will have a transformational experience that can create real cultural change.

  • The New Playbook for Leaders

    Why do we organize the way we do? Why do we run meetings the way we do? Why do we use the words we use when communicating and asking questions? Turns out, most of us are using language, meeting formats and organizational design inherited from the industrial age where the leaders were the thinkers and the workers were the doers.

    In today’s work environment, we want every team member to be a thinker and a doer. This makes industrial age language obsolete. Instead of running industrial age plays better, we need to cast them aside for a new playbook.

    Based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language, David Marquet explores the origins of our language at work, how it was shaped by the industrial age and the language we want to use in its place. The pattern that is revealed are the 6 “plays” that leaders run that will optimally balance the rhythm between thinking and doing.

    Leaders will be equipped to build environments where people think deeply and broadly and work is disciplined and focused. The structure results in adaptive, agile, and enduring organizations in volatile and uncertain times.

    This is something your organization needs to hear, now more than ever.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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