Shout-out: It’s Your Ship – Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

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Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.


This week’s shout-out is: It’s Your Ship – Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, 10th Anniversary Edition


This is my second favorite business/self-improvement book to date – and I’ve been through a few. In the book, Captain Abrashoff details his unorthodox approach to driving a ship for the US Navy. That’s both in the literal and figurative sense. Rather than traditional Top-Down management techniques that one may assume would come with military leadership, Captain Abrashoff went completely against the grain. By empowering his people, even at the most junior level, Capt. Abrashoff and his crew far exceeded expectations and set a new standard for Naval competence in the modern day.


This book is entertaining, compelling, convincing, and is just packed with actionable advice for professionals of all levels. Whether you’re driving the ship or are the lowest on the seniority totem pole, this book will help you perform better… Which will then help your team perform better. And when everyone is improving as a group toward the common goal, well that’s when amazing things can happen.


Check this book out. It’ll change your life!



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