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It's Your Ship

It's Your Ship
Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-10-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0446535532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The legendary New York Times bestselling 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

It's Our Ship
The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership

by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-05-12
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0446537063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Your 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

Get Your Ship Together
How Great Leaders Inspire Ownership From The Keel Up

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2004-12-29
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1101216239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Former U.S. Navy Commander Michael Abrashoff attracted worldwide media attention for his success in turning around a struggling ship, the USS Benfold—the subject of his acclaimed bestseller, It’s Your Ship. Since then, he’s been a fixture on the business lecture circuit, spreading an empowering message that any organization can be turned around with compassionate but firm leadership. Abrashoff never claimed to have all the answers. He also knew that there were plenty of other creative leaders in the navy, army, air force, marine corps, and even the coast guard who could teach businesspeople how to motivate, inspire, and get great results under pressure. So he asked around, found some fascinating people in every branch of the U.S. military and the business world, and interviewed them about leadership and teambuilding. The result is Get Your Ship Together—a book that will be just as valuable as It’s Your Ship. For example, Abrashoff introduces us to a working-class enlisted man who rose rapidly in the navy for his creative leadership under fire; an army platoon leader who fought in Afghanistan; the first woman to fly an Apache helicopter in combat; a former commander of the air force’s elite Blue Angels; and many other unsung heroes. Abrashoff distills their stories into fresh lessons that can be applied in the business world, such as: Make a contract with your people and honor it Develop your subordinates better so you can buy back a little quality of life Conduct the battle on your terms, not those of your adversary

What I Learned at the Naval Academy

What I Learned at the Naval Academy
A Book

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release : 2010-10-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1936529122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

It's Your Ship

It's Your Ship
Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Most Intimate Revelations about It's Your Ship

The Most Intimate Revelations about It's Your Ship
Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

by Adam Ging

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-03
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9785458843096
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

It's Our Ship

It's Our Ship
The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-07-02
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9780446593359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. All the material will be completely original. The book will focus on topics such as inspiring employees to be their best, cultivating truth telling, going beyond usual business practices and taking the right kind of risks, all communicated with Abrashoff's unique brand of nautical wisdom.

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
Tools and Techniques for Positive Lasting Change

by Gary Wood

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-05-05
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1841127337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Get Results, Not Salutes

Get Results, Not Salutes
A Book

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2010-02-01
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 0132138999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Give people power to do their job and clear the decks of anything that keeps them from doing it, and leave your ego on shore. That’s the advice of D. Michael Abrashoff, author of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestseller It’s Your Ship. Our ship, USS Benfold, was serving in the Persian Gulf in the 1997 Iraq crisis, and the entire U.S. fleet there was snagged in a giant communications snafu. At any moment, some 7,000 messages could go astray or just stop moving. Ironically, Benfold and many other ships were equipped with a new satellite system for launching Tomahawk missiles. But most radio operators hadn’t been trained to use it for anything besides launching missiles. Not so John Rafalko, who pored over its manuals and told me it could solve all our communications problems. I reported this to the admiral’s chief of staff for communications, who rejected the idea. With the fleet verging on chaos, I went over his head and told the admiral--who erupted, chewed out his subordinate, and ordered him to adopt Rafalko’s plan immediately. We flew John all over the Gulf to train other operators, and suddenly the whole fleet was communicating seamlessly. This radioman saved the Navy’s bacon: My only role was to listen and back him up.

Listen Up!

Listen Up!
A Book

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2010-02-01
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN : 0137038623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leading without listening is like walking in the dark. You need to know what your crew, customers, and suppliers think, so listen hard--and pounce on every good idea you hear. That said, it’s not as easy as you think. A leader who hasn’t learned to listen is working under a huge handicap. It may be possible to lead without listening, Douglas MacArthur-style, but that approach is twice as hard, half as fast, and prone to disaster. Even as I rose through the ranks of the Navy, I found that listening didn’t always come naturally to me. Often, I merely pretended to hear people. How many times had I barely glanced up from my work when a sailor or officer came up to the bridge or into my cabin? I wasn’t paying attention; I was marking time until I could give orders. When I took command of Benfold, I was determined to do things differently--and I had to move fast. In two months, we would deploy to the Middle East, and we weren’t ready....

How to Get Your Crew to Take the Wheel

How to Get Your Crew to Take the Wheel
A Book

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2010-02-01
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 0132144530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do you get people to take initiative? The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author Captain D. Michael Abrashoff says the answer is: One, build their confidence by giving them an unexpected opportunity to shine. Two, encourage challenges to established wisdom and authority. Three, keep increasing expectations.

Changing a Troubled Ship's Course

Changing a Troubled Ship's Course
A Book

by Captain D. Michael

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1900
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Mike Abrashoff learned about leadership as captain of USS Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer that he and his crew transformed from a dysfunctional disgrace into the best damn ship in the U.S. Navy. He told that story in a bestselling book, It's Your Ship. Now he's distilling the lessons of that experience, plus what he's learned as a consultant and speaker, into a series of brief, practical guides to effective leadership. This one focuses on turning aroun.

How to Boost Your Crew's Morale

How to Boost Your Crew's Morale
A Book

by D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2010-02-01
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 0132143992
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Companies and ships have this in common: Success depends heavily on crew morale, the eagerness born of spirit, zeal, and zest. You can’t buy morale, much less bribe or bully it into existence. But you can sharply boost it--at little or no cost--by spicing serious work days with unserious good times. These are difficult times in the business world. No company or job is safe anymore. And the fear of unemployment is real for many people. In some respects, high morale can be defined as having faith that your company’s business prospects will mean that you continue to have a job. However, we must all strive for greater excellence in the workplace, even in tough times. Every manager’s worst nightmare is a workplace full of enemies--angry, bitter, bored people who despise their bosses, along with themselves. The next worse nightmare is a workforce of robots who do their jobs as convicts do time, with zero creativity, enthusiasm, or loyalty to the company and its goals. In both cases, leaders have themselves mainly to blame. Along with myopic hiring, they create and perpetuate dysfunctional companies by not seizing their power--and duty--to humanize the workplace, lighten up the climate, and help people actually enjoy their jobs.

Your Biggest Mistake Is Not Asking What Mistake You're Making

Your Biggest Mistake Is Not Asking What Mistake You're Making
Lesson 12 from Leadership Gold

by John Maxwell

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release : 2012-08-28
  • Pages : 9
  • ISBN : 1400275458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others’ mistakes—and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Chapter 12, Your Biggest Mistake Is Not Asking What Mistake You're Making, of Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don’t have to. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book.

Listen Up!

Listen Up!
A Book

by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1900
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Mike Abrashoff learned about leadership as captain of the USS Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer that he and his crew transformed from a dysfunctional disgrace into the best damn ship in the U.S. Navy. He told that story in a bestselling book, It's Your Ship. Now he's distilling the lessons of that experience, plus what he's learned as a consultant and speaker, into a series of brief, practical guides to effective leadership. This is one of them, and it's.

Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition

Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition
A Book

by James Lavin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0976203952
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Definitive account of the 2001-2004 New England Patriots. Analyzes "success factors" responsible for three Super Bowl victories in four seasons. Entertains with humorous, insightful quotations from players, coaches, executives and owners. Essential reading for fans of Bill Belichick's Patriots and anyone seeking to build a great organization. * "Lavin makes a strong... case that the Patriots 'are a better organization than they are a team.'" (Richard Sandomir, New York Times, Jan. 22, 2005) * "Whether you're a New England fan or not, you'll be fascinated by [this] intriguing new book." (John McClain, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 30, 2005) * "Lavin has melded together fascinating quotes, statistics, and revelations that keep the reader entranced throughout the 350-page tome. A wonderful opportunity to [meet] the players, characters, and team... Lavin's remarkable story provides the recipe for championship stew." (Christopher Young, Boston Phoenix, Jan. 31, 2005) * "Fascinating." (Dave Perkins, Toronto Star, Feb. 5, 2005) * "An impressive look at what drives the team's success... It doesn't read like some wonkish, academic text." (Greg Gatlin, Boston Herald, Feb. 6, 2005) * "Timely, insightful book." (Peter Finney, Times-Picayune [New Orleans], Jan. 28, 2005) * "Required Reading... If the Colts, Steelers and any other NFL organization would like to get a jump on the Patriots, they should definitely pick up a copy." (Dan Pires and Steve DeCosta, Standard-Times [New Bedford, MA], Feb. 5, 2005) * "A great book. Having read and enjoyed other football-as-a-metaphor-for-life books such as The Packer Way by Ron Wolf, Winning the NFL Way by Bob LaMonte... and Think Like A Champion by Mike Shanahan, I can say that Management Secrets of the New England Patriots is as comprehensive and well-written a book as you can find on this subject. ...It was his intention to merge his studies of high-performance organizations and his obsession with his favorite team. This he has done most admirably." (Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports, Dec. 31, 2005) * "Intriguing and exhaustingly researched, Management Secrets of the New England Patriots succeeds at going beyond the headlines into the inner workings of the Kraft/Belichick aura. ...Much more than a look at the Patriots business acumen. Liberally infused with recollections from players, staff and opponents, Secrets will score in resounding fashion with fans of the three-time champions." (Ken Castro, Patriots Insider, Mar. 24, 2005) * "Fascinating read... Gives you a real insight into what goes on in making this franchise what they are. ...I really recommend it." (Ed Berliner, Comcast TV's Sports Pulse, Feb. 28, 2005) * "It's a fascinating read, and I'm sure every general manager and owner in the National Football League has rushed out to get it." (Jack Arute, Sirius Satellite Radio's NFL Rewind, May 8, 2005) * "Must Read... If the word 'management' in the title scares you or makes you think 'academic,' please take another look... A great read." (Stan Jaksina, PatsFans.com, May 30,2005) * "A stunning compendium on the Patriot Way." (Bob George, PatsFans.com, June 12, 2005)

Get Results, Not Salutes

Get Results, Not Salutes
A Book

by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1900
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Mike Abrashoff learned about leadership as captain of USS Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer that he and his crew transformed from a dysfunctional disgrace into the best damn ship in the U.S. Navy. He told that story in a bestselling book, It's Your Ship. Now he's distilling the lessons of that experience, plus what he's learned as a consultant and speaker, into a series of brief, practical guides to effective leadership. This is one of them, and it tells.

The Fall of the Scientists

The Fall of the Scientists
The Faltren Chronicles

by Marty Anderson

  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release : 2014-03-25
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1468945548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the future, mankind has moved on. Earth has been used up and abandoned. Colony ships were sent out to the far reaches of space. The human race encountered new worlds and new beings. Inevitably they also brought war with them. In this time, mankind developed at different technological rates on many different worlds. Some worlds kept to the old ways and others strove to get back to the technological age. All the wars that ensued destroyed just as much technology as it created. Just as knowledge was lost as much as it was gained. A group of scientists saw the human race heading for destruction and acted to do something about it. They came to the conclusion that the human race was still only a child, and a child needs to be told what to do. The wars had built many armies. So the scientists offered their services to one of the larger armies and with their new technology, the army won out over all others. However, as with children, once they have tasted candy they always want more. The scientists were raised to positions of high power within the new military and before long they had taken control. But they only had control over the military and not the whole human race but they would stop at nothing to get it. Brad and his rag tag team are the only ones who can stop them.

The Business Guide to Effective Compliance and Ethics

The Business Guide to Effective Compliance and Ethics
Why Compliance isn't Working - and How to Fix it

by Andrew Hayward,Tony Osborn

  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release : 2019-08-03
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0749482982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Across the world organizations continue to be damaged and brought down by systemic non-compliance or the misdeeds of a few, and newspapers abound with examples of corporate and NGO scandals and crimes. This despite the increasing ethical demands stakeholders are making of business, the exposing power of social media, the proliferating requirements of compliance laws and regulations, and the burgeoning numbers of policies, procedures and compliance officers which have been put in place in response. So what's going on? Why isn't compliance working? The Business Guide to Effective Compliance and Ethics examines how rules-based, tick-box, defensible compliance continues to fail, and lays out a new approach for organizations seeking to flourish and succeed. Written for any organization and businesses large and small, it provides clear, thorough and practical guidance for practitioners and decision-makers. It explains in layman's terms the skills, tools and mindset needed to develop and deliver a best practice compliance and ethics programme - one that meets the requirements made by law, stakeholders and society, and protects your organization from risk of fines, penalties and reputational damage. But this is also a book for all those interested in how to build employee engagement and motivation. The Business Guide to Effective Compliance and Ethics demonstrates the value - including competitive advantage, career satisfaction, employee and customer loyalty, and brand enhancement - that a truly effective compliance and ethics programme can bring when it is working hand in hand with a values-based culture of shared ownership.

5-D Leadership

5-D Leadership
Key Dimensions for Leading in the Real World

by Scott Campbell,Ellen Samiec

  • Publisher : Davies-Black Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780891061977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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5-D Leadership dispels the myth that there is only one way to be an effective leader as it reveals the real mystery behind ongoing leadership effectiveness: the ability to draw from a variety of leadership approaches, to respond to whatever each unique situation demands. Bringing together real-world examples - from Harley-Davidson to Nestle, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton - authors Campbell and Samiec explore the five key Leadership Dimensions employed by today's most successful leaders: Commanding, Visioning, Enrolling, Relating, and Coaching. Profiling seven prevalent business challenges - including rapid growth, sudden crises, recent mergers, and civil war - they reveal when and how to use each of the five Leadership Dimensions.