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Aug 25, 2015 captain michael abrashoff took command of the worstperforming navy ship and crew in the pacific fleet andwithin just one yearmade it the best in the fleet. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized. New york times bestseller 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. Michael abrashoff, legendary commander of the uss benfold, continues in the same vein of his bestselling book its your ship with the knowledge hes gained.

When mike abrashoff took command of the uss benfold, morale was low, turnover was high and the ships performance ranked near the bottom of the pacific fleet. The legendary tale of topdown change for anyone trying to navigate todays uncertain business seas. The most important thing that a captain can do is to see the ship. At the time he was the most junior commanding officer in the pacific fleet on a ship that was plagued by low morale, high turnover and abysmal performance evaluations. Under his leadership, within 12 months the ship was ranked first in. Mikes solution was to establish a set of management principles that he calls the leadership roadmap. Naval academy in annapolis, md, and was a military assistant to the former secretary of defense, the honorable dr. The challenges of this underachieving destroyer were staggering, with low morale and the highest turnover rate. Now abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of topdown change for anyone trying to navigate todays uncertain business seas. Now in this updated 10th anniversary edition of his classic bestseller, abrashoff presents his fascinating tale of topdown change for anyone trying to navigate todays uncertain business seas. The rate of promotions tripled, and the crew slashed operating expenses by 25%. By governing his ship through 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.

Mike abrashoff former commander, uss benfold and author. Michael abrashoff has 15 books on goodreads with 14119 ratings. Book mike abrashoff for speaking, events and appearances. Mike abrashoff former commander, uss benfold and author, its. At the core of his leadership approach on uss benfold was a process of replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion, and engaging the hearts, minds, and loyalties of workers with conviction and humility. 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.

This remarkable change was accomplished by the same crew. Nov 01, 2012 michael abrashoff recounted the leadership lessons from the turnaround of uss benfold in its your ship, a new york times and wall street journal bestseller. Build up your people article by mike abrashoff from its. The ship was the uss benfold, and it ranked near the bottom of the performance rating in the fleet.

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. Abrashoff left the navy in 2001 and became the founder and ceo of grassroots leadership, inc. Michael abrashoff s leadership methods and his books. If you are concerned about productivity, profitability and opportunities for growth, the book is a handbook for success. This was abrashoffs first sea command, so he was undoubtedly anxious as he walked onto the ship. Abrashoff left the navy in 2001 and became the founder of grassroots leadership, inc.

His latest, its our ship the no nonsense guide to leadership is the third in a series based on his command tour aboard uss benfold ddg65 and building on his experiences with leaders in the business world. Management techniques from the best damn ship in the navy written by d. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own. When mike abrashoff took command of the uss benfold, morale was low, turnover was high, and the ships performance ranked near the bottom of the pacific fleet. When captain abrashoff took over as commander of uss benfold. At 36, he was selected to be commander of uss benfold and was the most junior commanding officer in the pacific fleet. The legendary new york times bestselling tale of topdown change for anyone trying to navigate todays uncertain business seas. Michael abrashoff served for almost twenty years in the u.

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Benfold is a multimission platform capable of aaw with the powerful aegis combat systems suite and antiaircraft missiles, asw, with towed sonar array, antisubmarine rockets, asuw with a harpoon missile launcher, and strategic land strike using tomahawk missiles. At the time he was the most junior commanding officer in the pacific fleet on a ship that was plagued by low morale, high turnover, and abysmal performance evaluations. Navy captain mike abrashoff, who took control of the uss benfold, one of the worst performing ships in the pacific fleet. Michael abrashoff book report by gary tomlinson introduction. The lesson was clear leadership matters and culture is everything.

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