It's Your Ship. Management Techniques From The Best Damn Ship In The Navy
Abrashoff Michael D. Captain
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2012
Description: 228 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate todays uncertain business seas.When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, 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 take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became its 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 todays United States Navy - Benfold was a key player in our Persian Gulf fleet - Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including:See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailors suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value.Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crews performance. His crew would eventually call him Megaphone Mike, since they heard from him so often.Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoffs crew believed that what they were doing was important.Listen aggressively: After learning that many sailors wanted to use the GI Bill, Abrashoff brought a test official aboard the ship - and held the SATs forty miles off the Iraqi coast.From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoffs extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S. Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.