Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have called it one of the most remarkable examples of organizational transformation: Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing Navy ship in the Pacific Fleet and made it #1 in twelve months - using the very same crew. In many ways, the ship was actually an extreme example of the same problems facing many organizations today.
What drove the success was Abrashoff's realization that if things were going to improve, the first thing that needed to change was his own leadership style. The result was an empowered culture and an engaged team who set new benchmarks for performance. Abrashoff's speeches challenge people to re-imagine their own leadership thinking and instill a renewed responsibility for results and success. His presentations equip audiences with the strategies, tactics and tools necessary to unleash breakthrough performance and extraordinary results in spite of the odds. Abrashoff's first book, It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, remains a best seller with 850,000 copies currently in print.