It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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- Length: 234 pages
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When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months, he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it? Against the backdrop of today's United States Navy, Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including:
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About the Author
- ASIN : B001HPW9R4
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (October 15, 2007)
- Publication date : October 15, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 1430 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 234 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #70,805 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The biggest thing that I got from this book (and I fully intend to reread it and take notes the second time through) was how to be effective when procedures, culture, and bureaucracy all seem to be fighting against you. Not everyone may appreciate Captain Abrashoff's style, but there is no doubt the rapid and impressive results he achieved testify to many of the truths he adopted and employed. As a middle manager at a growing company, this book has energized and inspired me in many ways, and has also confirmed for me many of the things that I have been doing or have wanted to do. I have also been awakened to the importance and the challenge of managing up, something that I have not wanted to spend much if any time doing in the past.
Yea, I'm pretty sure the guy I'm talking about didn't read the book.
At first I was like, mehhhhhh, because I had to read this book for a leadership class and any time i'm assigned to read something, I assume it's not going to be pleasant. Boy was I wrong!
Captain Abrashoff has a lot to offer and teach in terms of leadership styles and techniques. He did an amazing job rehabilitating the crew of the USS Benfold through alternative leadership activities. I was having so much fun reading this book and getting ideas that I could apply at my place of work, that I finished it two weeks before I was required to. The anecdotes told by Captain Abrashoff are so very interesting and illustrate excellent examples of the techniques he is trying to teach.
Thank you for your service Captain Abrashoff, and thank you for changing my leadership style!
If, however, you find fulfillment from taking an active role in helping others achieve great success, if you find reward in your company being very successful without your name being billed as the sole reason for it's success, if you genuinely love your employees and want to see them grow into everything they are capable of, then you will find this book invaluable. It will help you create a strong and loyal culture with great energized and enthused team members. Imagine unleashing the passion and creativity in all of your employees and seeing what they can accomplish. That is what this book is about.
I loved this book! Found within its creases are over 200 pages of stories with the kinds of implemented changes you dream of from a leader. Leaders do not achieve through micromanagement, but lead through empowerment. It thrills me to learn that there are leaders (though uncommon) who actively pursue this understanding in coaching the human elements of the workforce to excel and expand their potential. Through rigorous study, training, and an open ear, your stars are earned. They are not earned through uneducated single minded commands. Thank you for this book!
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To the author,
Thank you for this incredible advice I hope one day I could emulate your actions and improve the lives of people around be.
I would recommend this for anyone who is a leader or a manager.