Captain D. Michael Abrashoff – It’s Your Ship

June 3, 2008

I recently read “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques From The Best Damn Ship In The Navy” by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. (See the Bookshelf)

I confess, I usually pick a book because;

a) I already am familiar with the author
b) It was recommended to me – either personally, or through a review

This was a little different, I spent a few days in San Francisco and was wandering through a bookstore. Well, having served several years in the RCNVR, a text by a Naval Officer writing on management intrigued me.

First off, the title is wrong! The book is better than that – it is about leadership.

The book does not have anything “new” in it if you read texts on leadership and management. But what I enjoyed about it was the first person narrative, with some real examples of of how those difficult conversations happened.


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