It s Your Ship
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

It s Your Ship


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0446535532


It s Your Ship Book Description :

Read this million-copy bestseller for leadership insights about top-down change to improve productivity in your business starting with the most important person: You. 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: See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value. Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crew's performance. His crew eventually started calling him "Megaphone Mike," since they heard from him so often. Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's 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 Abrashoff's 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.

It s Your Ship
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

It s Your Ship


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-07-02
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 0446593036


It s Your Ship Book Description :

The former commander of the U.S.S. Benfold describes the management principles that he used to command one of the U.S. Navy's most modern warships and explains how these principles can be used in a business environment.

It s Your Ship
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

It s Your Ship


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446535533


It s Your Ship Book Description :

The legendary tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. 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: See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value. Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crew's performance. His crew eventually started calling him "Megaphone Mike," since they heard from him so often. Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's 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 Abrashoff's 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.

It s Our Ship
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

It s Our Ship


  • Author : Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-05-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446537063


It s Our Ship Book Description :

Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, legendary commander of the USS Benfold, continues in the same vein of his bestselling book IT'S YOUR SHIP with the knowledge he's gained from his speaking to and advising some of the top business minds in the world. The story of Captain Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the Benfold into a model of naval efficiency, with amazing cost savings, the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, and a highly motivated and top performing crew. In IT'S YOUR SHIP, he first demonstrated how to bring his successful management techniques from the ship to the boardroom. Now, in his newest book IT'S OUR SHIP, in the same rugged, can-do voice, Abrashoff will focus on the leadership, motivational, and management insights and tips that he has learned from his last six years of addressing business and corporate audiences. Abrashoff's timely advice will be eminently prescriptive, and will feature anecdotes and insights from leaders of businesses large and small and from public and non-profit sectors.

Get Your Ship Together
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Get Your Ship Together


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1591840740


Get Your Ship Together Book Description :

A former U.S. Navy commander draws on interviews with leaders from every branch of the U.S. military and the business world to discuss how to honor agreements with a staff, develop employees, and work on one's own terms.

Turn the Ship Around
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Turn the Ship Around


  • Author : L. David Marquet
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101623695


Turn the Ship Around Book Description :

“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2012, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. He faced a new wrinkle when he was assigned at the last minute to the Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine that he hadn't been trained for. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told -- a deadly combination. So Marquet flipped the leadership model and began to push for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates. Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became fully engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and rete

Don t Wait For Your Ship to Come In   Swim Out to Meet It

Don t Wait For Your Ship to Come In Swim Out to Meet It


  • Author : Gary Wood
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 1841127469


Don t Wait For Your Ship to Come In Swim Out to Meet It Book Description :

For those battle-scarred veterans of self-help books, psychologist Dr Gary Wood has answers that actually work. He argues that for real changes in the life of real people we need real psychology. In Don't Wait for Your Ship to Come In, Swim Out to Meet It, he presents an end to 'yo-yo self helping. This is a complete step-by-step program for personal development, based on the life-coaching techniques and evidence-based psychology that have made him immensely popular on British radio, TV and magazines. Written in his trademark, fun, conversational Dr Wood offers a wealth of tools and techniques for positive lasting change illustrated with exercises, quizzes and anecdotes. It covers everything from relaxation, to self-talk, to creative visualization, to goal setting. It also contains tools for enhancing anyone's creative capacity for change and overcoming self-sabotage. Throughout, the book focuses on personal strengths and solutions and contains tools for conducting a complete life review. Dr Gary Wood offers the challenge 'It's your life so take it personally'. This comprehensive, practical guide is a must for anyone who is truly serious about personal growth, empowerment and change.

What I Learned at the Naval Academy

What I Learned at the Naval Academy


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936529124


What I Learned at the Naval Academy Book Description :

The more insecure you feel, the more difficult situations become. That's because most people resist, making matters worse. Suppose you do the opposite: Accept fear, treat it like a passing shower, and focus on things you can control. Your demons vanish. In this brief eBook are those and other tonics for hard times from bestselling author Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, who discovered joyfulness as a plebe at Annapolis.

Emotional Intelligence 2 0
Score: 3
From 14 Ratings

Emotional Intelligence 2 0


  • Author : Travis Bradberry
  • Publisher : TalentSmart
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9780974320625


Emotional Intelligence 2 0 Book Description :

Presents a step-by-step guide for increasing emotional intelligence through four core principles: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationsip management.

Story Boat
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Story Boat


  • Author : Kyo Maclear
  • Publisher : Tundra Books (NY)
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735263598


Story Boat Book Description :

When you have to leave behind almost everything you know, where can you call home? Sometimes home is simply where we are: here. A imaginative, lyrical, unforgettable picture book about the migrant experience through a child's eyes. When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they've always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves -- wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things -- a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story -- can become a port of hope in a terrible storm. As the refugees travel onward toward an uncertain future, they are buoyed up by their hopes, dreams and the stories they tell -- a story that will carry them perpetually forward. This timely, sensitively told story, written by multiple award--winner Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Sendak Fellowship recipient Rashin Kheiriyeh, introduces very young readers in a gentle, non-frightening and ultimately hopeful way to the current refugee crisis.