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It's our ship : the no-nonsense guide to leadership
Abrashoff, D. Michael.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Business Plus, 2008.
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196 pages ; 24 cm
Ahoy! -- Bouy up your people -- No more aye-aye men (or women) -- All hands on deck -- Foul weather doesn't respect rank -- Navigate by the stars -- Sail close to the wind -- Fly your true colors -- Epilogue.
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VB203 .A638 2008 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
VB203 .A638 2008 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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.

Author Notes

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

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Ahoy!: Welcome Aboard Our Shipp. 9
Chapter 2 Buoy Up Your People: Inspiring Everyone to Be Their Bestp. 25
Chapter 3 No More Aye-Aye Men (or Women): Cultivating Truth-Tellingp. 57
Chapter 4 All Hands on Deck: Unifying a Crewp. 79
Chapter 5 Foul Weather Doesn't Respect Rank: Creating a Climate of Trustp. 109
Chapter 6 Navigate by the Stars: Clarifying What It's All Aboutp. 135
Chapter 7 Sail Close to the Wind: Taking the Right Risksp. 154
Chapter 8 Fly Your True Colors: Leading by Example and Getting Resultsp. 168
Epiloguep. 193