the 4 C’s of exceptional leadership

October 6, 2014

One of the books I have most enjoyed recently is David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around! It is an excellent book in my opinion and well worth your time to read.

Below are the “4 C’s” David learned and explains so well in his book:

Control. Give control, don’t take control.

Competence. Create technical competence in the workplace.

Clarity. Be honest, public, and clear about the organization’s goals.

Courage. Resist the urge to follow cultural stereotypes of the “in charge” leader.

An interesting list and a bit of different view of leadership than the normal stereotype.

Be different and give control – it’s a bit scary at first, but the dividends are incredible.

BG