Reston Book Club: Turn the Ship Around! A True Story about Turning Followers into Leaders by David Marquet

Reston Book Club: Turn the Ship Around! A True Story about Turning Followers into Leaders by David Marquet

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on “Turn the Ship Around! A True Story about Turning Followers into Leaders by David Marquet” will take place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. We will meet at the community room in the1st floor Conference Room at L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club "below.

About the Book

Turn the Ship Around! A True Story about Turning Followers into Leaders, by David Marquet

(Current price is under $15.00 for hardcover plus shipping on Amazon or $11.99 for the kindle version.  The book may also be available from your local library..)

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. As newly appointed captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine in this high-stress environment, where there is no margin for error, it was crucial his men did their job and did it well.  Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things.  Marquet took matters into his own hands and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! is the true story of how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the U.S. Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. 

Event Location

L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion

Free meeting for Chapter members.

Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

Purchase the book through Amazon at http://goo.gl/DT7BT1. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.

Special Instructions

PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.

PDUs Available: 
4.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Member's Only Reston Book Club

The Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Any PMIWDC member can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.

Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.

Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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