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Other than the sobering fact that real lives are regularly at stake, running a navy ship is a lot like running a business: leaders of both must get the most out of their crews to operate at peak efficiency and complete the tasks at hand. As commander of the highly acclaimed USS Benfold, Captain D. Michael Abrashoff irrefutably demonstrated how progressive management can succeed at sea; in It's Your Ship, he translates his methods into an approach that can also be applied by land-bound captains of commerce and industry. Describing "the ideas and techniques that I used to win my sailors' trust and, eventually, their enthusiastic commitment to our joint goal of making our ship the best in the fleet," Abrashoff cites embarrassing failures along with subsequent triumphs to illuminate the keys to his accomplished 20-month tenure aboard the guided missile destroyer. His suggestions: lead by example; listen aggressively; communicate purpose and meaning; create a climate of trust; look for results, not salutes; take calculated risks; go beyond standard procedure; build up your people; generate unity; and improve your people's quality of life. While hardly original on the surface, Abrashoff's course should provide practical direction and inspiration for any leader hoping for similarly positive results in similarly rigid organizations. --Howard Rothman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
CAPTAIN D. MICHAEL ABRASHOFF is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and was a military assistant to the former secretary of defense, the Honorable Dr. William J. Perry. Abrashoff left the Navy in 2001 and became the founder and CEO of Grassroots Leadership, Inc., in Boston. You can visit his website at www.grassrootsleadership.com.See all Product Description
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This is a simple yet effective manual to help improve your own effectiveness. I would recommend this book to anyone.Published 22 months ago by andy
AMAZING Book. Anybody who manages anybody can learn something from here. So much fun that you will not even notice that you are reading.Published on July 3 2013 by Tim Holt
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I picked this up as I had been part of the Navy and was interested to see what Captain Abrashoff offered in Management philosophy. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Stefan Hopper
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff changed the way the Navy does business. He proved that by making the crew the team, his ship could outperform all the others in the entire fleet. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Brad Davis
After reading this book, I happened to ask the opinion of an very high ranking Navy Officer whom I am friends with. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004
Considering that I read at least 30 books a year alone on Leadership, it is nice to read one that is not only packed full of great ideas but also a pleasure to read. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Karl B