Giving orders can get you in big trouble – intent-based leadership tales

We speak to Captain David Marquet best-selling author, creator of Intent-based leadership and former commander of nuclear-powered submarines for the US Navy. We talk about his career and how that shaped his views on leadership. We discuss his philosophy of intent-based leadership, his commitment to give control to and treat his team as leaders. This led the submarine he was in charge of to be recognised as “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy. In ‘giving orders can get you in big trouble’ we discuss: How commanding a nuclear submarine in the US navy taught our guest valuable lessons on leadership Giving orders is not always the best way to run teams Permission-based organisations are designed to prevent actions and bold ideas Empowering teams to show what they intend to do creates innovation and better results If you have to give orders, be clear about it Leadership is a language, be mindful of how you use it Tools, such as flashlights, can become a powerful metaphor for change About Phishy Business Fed up with the same old cybersecurity stories? Come with us on a journey that explores the lesser-known side. Whether it’s social engineering, taking criminals to court or the journalists hunting down hackers — our new podcast series, Phishy Business, looks for new ways to think about cybersecurity. Mimecast’s very own Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffery are joined by guests from a range of unique security specialisms. Each episode explores tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe. For more tales of risk, reward and ridiculousness, subscribe to Phishy Business on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Ready to change how you think about cybersecurity? Every other week, Mimecast’s Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffrey are joined by a special guest for tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness. Whether it’s a tech expert who is not your average CIO or an expert from a field you wouldn’t expect, we’ll be exploring the lesser seen side of cybersecurity – to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe.