When Mike Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, it was one of the lowest performing ships in the Pacific Fleet. The retention rate was 8%, and accident rates were extremely high. 12 months later, it was the best ship in the entire Navy…. with the same crew!
Mike is the author of 3 leadership books, including the New York Times Bestseller It’s Your Ship, and his books are used all over the world to transform organizational cultures in all industries. In this episode, he breaks down his unique approach and what matters most in leadership.
What he learned about leadership from former Secretary of Defense William Perry
What caused Mike’s approach to leadership to change dramatically soon after meeting the crew of the destroyer he was assigned to command
The pivotal question he asked all 310 of his sailors… which changed everything
What motivated him far more than promotions
What he says puts you in a position to control your own destiny, no matter what position you hold
**Plus, Jeff and Mike talk about their top 5 ways you can make a difference, even if you’re working or living in a toxic environment.
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