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Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander of USS Benfold and Author of It's Your Ship
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Mike Abrashoff recounts his journey transforming the USS Benfold from the worst performing ship in the Navy to the best, and extracts lessons you can use to achieve breakthrough performance. 

When CDR Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, the ship's performance ranked at the bottom of the U.S. Navy’s entire fleet. Determined to improve performance, he focused on what he could change – the ship's culture. His innovative approach broke from the traditional command-and-control leadership style, and instead, he viewed the ship through the eyes of his crew. When crew members presented a problem, CDR Abrashoff’s response was, "It's YOUR ship – what would you do?" The result was an engaged and empowered team that turned the ship into the Navy's top performer.

CDR Abrashoff shares those powerful lessons learned in a series of books, including “It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy,” which remains a best-seller with nearly 1 million copies in print.

Drawing on his widely-admired leadership style and “It’s your ship” approach to problem-solving, CDR Abrashoff challenges everyone – from the top to the bottom – to adopt a global, non-siloed view of their organization and own their stake in its success. Dazzling listeners with keynotes illustrated by his secrets to successful management, he arms audiences with tools and strategies that help them unleash innovation and improve operational performance – despite the odds.

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