It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (revised)

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (revised)

by D. Michael Abrashoff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455523023
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 34,565
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Take Command 11

Chapter 2 Learn Real Leadership 30

Chapter 3 Lead by Example 42

Chapter 4 Listen Aggressively 54

Chapter 5 Communicate Purpose and Meaning 63

Chapter 6 Create a Climate of Trust 74

Chapter 7 Look for Results, Not Salutes 93

Chapter 8 Take Calculated Risks 116

Chapter 9 Go Beyond Standard Procedure 130

Chapter 10 Build Up Your People 152

Chapter 11 Generate Unity 181

Chapter 12 Improve Your People's Quality of Life 199

Chapter 13 Life After Benfold 212

Epilogue Out of Uniform 221

Acknowledgments 225

About the Author 227

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