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Get Your Ship Together: How Great Leaders Inspire Ownership From The Keel Up D. Michael Abrashoff

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

D. Michael Abrashoff

Published February 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781429512305
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224 pages
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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, Its Your Ship. Since then, hes been a fixture on theMoreFormer 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, Its Your Ship. Since then, hes been a fixture on the business lecture circuit, spreading an empowering message that any organization can be turned around with compassionate but firm leadership. He is now nearly as popular a speaker as Rudy Giuliani, Jack Welch, or Jim Collins.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 Its 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 forces 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