Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It’s Your Ship
Michael Abrashoff Bio
Mike Abrashoff was the most-junior officer in the Pacific Fleet when he took command of the near-worst performing ship. Twelve months later, the USS Benfold was the best ship in the entire Navy - using the same crew. The story of that stunning transformation has lessons for every organization: leadership matters - and culture is everything. Mike's written three books - his first, It's Your Ship, has sold over 1 million copies. His Leadership Roadmap offers clear, battle-tested, and actionable steps. Mike shows people at every level of the organization how to engage and take incremental steps toward change that can make a dramatic difference at work. Mike is clear, "I didn't turn the ship around - my crew did that. What I did was to create an environment where they felt safe, empowered and supported. When you do that, anything is possible."