87th GM Keynote Speaker

Captain David Marquet Announced as 87th General Meeting Keynote Speaker

The National Board is pleased to announce Captain David Marquet as the keynote speaker at the 87th National Board/ASME General Meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Captain Marquet is a 1981 US Naval Academy graduate. He served in the US 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.

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 Turn Your Ship Around, A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership.

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.”