D. Michael Abrashoff
- Title: It's Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership
- Author: D. Michael Abrashoff
- ISBN: 9780446199667
- Page: 263
- Format: Hardcover
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 SHIThe 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.
Recent Comments "It's Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership"
This book is a worthy follow-up to Captain Abrashoff's management classic It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy. While the original focused on Captain Abrashoff's management experiences in the Navy, this book sails similar seas, but brings in real world examples from the business and sports arenas.It's Our Ship is refreshing in the author's admittance of his shortcomings and lessons learned since writing It's Your Ship. He quotes business and sports leaders in [...]
Just like the title says, this book is very straight forward, a no-nonsense guide to leadership. I got this book when I was promoted in my old work place. And although I really never had to lead many personnel, it did come handy. At least I understood why that ship was sinking. Many of the tips and advice that the author gives are plain common sense, especially if you are not tyrannical, manipulative or exploitative person. Otherwise, don’t even read the book, because the advice given intends [...]
Most of my books reviews will have this disclaimer. Most of the books in my library are audiobooks. I prefer audiobooks especially on long trips. I feel that if the book is that bad at least my time was not a complete waste. With that said I enjoyed the book very much. It was written by a Navy Captain. Someone once said if you get any bit of new information from a business book then it is worth it. I received alot of good practical information and you don't have to be in the service to appreciat [...]
This is the best book on leadership I have ever heard, hands down. I got the audio version, and I found it great to hear the author read the book to me in his own voice. The lessons and difficult decisions that leadership positions bring are addressed in a very straightforward manner. I have listened to this twice, and bought copies for friends and entrepreneur colleagues.
I'm reading this for our book club at work. We read, "It's Your Ship" and wanted to follow up with the second book. Mostly common sense leadership advice but interesting from a military perspective. He tells some great stories in both books.
Better than the "It's Your Ship," if for no other reason than it documents the humility of what the author has learned from publishing the first book. Finally sunk in how to trust my employees to do the right thing by the endmething I've struggled with.
An excellent follow-up to It's Your Ship - the author goes deeper into his own journey of leadership acknowledging the short-sightedness of no having an inclusive exchange with his co-leaders on other ships in the fleet. This is a fast and fantastic read - well worth the time.
The key addition to Mikes leadership tools is to think of the larger team, not just the team you lead
Read by the author, the audio book version is incredible. So many lessons that can be applied anywhere, anytime. A++
Great learning experience for people coming into leadership roles
The sequel to his earlier book, "It's Your Ship," this is Abrashoff's follow up volume, with more leadership and management insights from both his time in the U.S. Navy, and many leadership examples from the corporate world.
This book actually has great content but I read this in the same day as his first book and a lot if not most of this content was the same. If you want the shortened version, this is a good book to read. In theory this was a compilation of things he's learned since the first book but he just retold the stories from the first book.
The author share's stories about people he admires in different industries and then sidetracks into his personal navy experiences. It's interesting to see how the military mind values skills in the civillian world.
Reading for a work "book study"
Mostly a rehash of the first book, which was much better at showing the organization secrets of the USS Benfold. Very quick read.
A good common sense approach on how to treat people with respect without forgoing your role as a leader.
Overall, a pretty good book; however, the author serious lacks in ethics and morality, which really upset me.
An extension of the It's Your Ship book, it adds some valuable insight into playing nicely in the sandbox with your peers.
Great boot. Full of insight into managing staff and getting results.
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