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May 27, Craig Wright rated it really liked it This summary is taken from http: Navy is perhaps the most technically-oriented service in the American military. Officers work their way up by developing and demonstrating comprehensive and immediate skills in the numerous individual systems that make ships responsive in combat.
This is a reflection of the circumstances of the varying units when in combat. When an Army or Marine unit is engaging an enemy force, often only the Its your ship environment assiduously and continuously cultivated up to that point, and given immediate and individual expression under that stress, can seem to be holding a unit together.
But aboard a Navy ship at war, there is no danger of anyone slipping away into the hills. How does that happen? He does a fine job with this. One thing the author makes no bones about, however, is his belief in the importance of individual leadership.
In my view, this is a weakness. This may seem like a minor blemish, but it mars the text repeatedly. Only under his leadership were they able to find themselves and to blossom. He begins it with a remarkable admission concerning his career as skipper: He commendably acknowledges this as a shortcoming.
It is one he dedicates the book, at least partially, to examining in order to help his readers avoid his mistake.
But when you turn over the last page of the book, you will find that this has not been done. There is a brief discussion of how he thinks he should have gone to his own boss and suggested how the latter ought to establish policy to incentivize the author and his fellow skippers to work better together — a remarkably presumptuous endeavor for a subordinate line — rather than a staff, say, an executive — officer to undertake.
But there is no discussion of professional networking and mutually beneficial collaboration that the skippers could have initiated on their own. This happens all the time in the military, despite the very real competition. Rather, after the introductory revelation of this heartfelt failure, we hear no more of it.
This is a helpful book, but I do strongly caution the reader to tread skeptically and carefully through the purported lessons on leadership in this volume. Try to look past the peculiarly insistent glorification of the intensely self-referential leader that is woven throughout the text, to the many truly insightful stories about organizational goals advanced and staff development accomplished that are there, as well.
For those with no military experience, this is a genuinely eye-opening introduction to the world-class management challenges faced by one alert, proactive, and, in the end, highly effective US Navy officer. It will also offer many actionable ideas for civilian managers at all levels both for administering their organizations and developing their own careers.
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The legendary tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Captain Abrashoff took over Reviews: From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S.
Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.
Reader's Index Send us your favorite quotes or passages from this book. From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S.
Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought/5. The Army's record-keeping was poor, and he was listed as being on the new ship, which was sunk by a German U-boat in the North Atlantic on one of its first voyages.
The War Department even notified my grandfather that my father was killed in action. Sep 01, · Leadership expert Capt MIKE ABRASHOFF led organizational transformation by becoming “leader as coach” – telling his crew “It’s Your Ship” and watching them take ownership.
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