David Marquet, the Captain of the nuclear-powered submarine 'USS Santa Fe', was surprised to see that when he gave an impossible order to his crew, the crew would realize it anyway without questioning it.

This led the author to turn into a radical approach of leadership, moving from ‘take control’ to ‘give control’, in full contrast with traditional military principles.

In this way, a new ‘leader-leader’ model comes to substitute the classic ‘leader-follower’ model, ensuring that a work team – even it is a submarine crew or a corporate staff- maintain their direction and are able to operate efficiently, even when the leader is not there.