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It's Your Ship

It's Your Ship

It's Your Ship

Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

by D Michael Abrashoff

This summary reveals some unique insight into hands-on management from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff who shares his experiences commanding a guided missile destroyer. While the ship's systems and technologies were cutting-edge, many of the practices and protocols were outdated and inefficient. Abrashoff's primary focus to make his warship more effective was getting the most from his crew.

What You'll Learn

In this summary of It's Your Ship, you will learn:

  • How to take command, as well as lead by example — don't just say, do it.
  • The importance of communicating purpose and meaning.
  • When to go beyond standard procedure — the traditional approach may work, but something new may work better.
  • How to generate unity — it's not just your ship, it's our ship.
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