It may be a book written by a former Navy submarine commander, but I know some Army officers who highly recommend this book. David Marquet is the author of "Turn the Ship Around," and he's coming to Montana.

And he's not just coming for a speech, he's part of a daylong workshop focused on "intent based leadership" thanks to the Veterans Business Outreach Center and the Big Sky EDA in Billings.

The March 29th event is free of charge for veterans and their spouses. Others can attend for only $25. I seriously know veterans from across the state who will be travelling just to attend this event. If you're a veteran, or have a leader you'd like to develop at your company- I highly encourage you to send your friends this way.

Here's the event info on Facebook.  And here's a little background on Marquet and his book:

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.

Stephen R. Covey called the Santa Fe “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 T urn 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. David Marquet will deliver the powerful message that in highly effective organizations, leadership is not for the select few at the top; he will tell you how he and the crew of Santa Fe developed a way to create leaders at every level.