D. Michael Abrashoff

Books by D. Michael Abrashoff


Get Your Ship Together: How Great Leaders Inspire Ownership from the Keel Up

Available in: Hardcover
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

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (Revised, Updated)

Available in: Hardcover
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It's Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership

Available in: Hardcover
By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the "Benfold" into a model of naval efficiency. This resource focuses on the leadership, motivational, and management insights he has learned.