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It's Your Ship

  1. 2. It’s Your Ship The Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy AUTHOR: Captain D. Michael Abrashoff PUBLISHER: Warner Books DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2002 NUMBER OF PAGES: 224 pages Book pic
  2. 3. <ul><ul><li>Companies and businesses share common challenges of retaining and getting the most out of their employees . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The book teaches on how to motivate employees to take responsibility for their action. </li></ul></ul>THE BIG IDEA
  3. 4. 1 - Take Command <ul><ul><li>Reasons for Leaving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The top four reasons are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not being treated with respect or dignity. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prevented from making an impact on the organization. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not being listened to. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not being rewarded with more responsibility. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><ul><li>Encourage and Respect Your Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The key to a successful organization is to be able to look through the eyes of the staff and crew. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give everyone the trust and respect they deserve. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership focuses on encouraging people not only to find better ways to do their jobs, but also to enjoy their work. </li></ul></ul></ul>1 - Take Command
  5. 6. <ul><li>Never Forget Your Effect on People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a leader, you need to understand that you can greatly affect people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The signals you send tell people how important they are to you and how important the company is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize your mood swings and learn to manage them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Accountable for Your Actions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good leader knows when to stand up and be accountable for his mistakes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listen Aggressively </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the factors to being a great leader is that he must listen to people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean whatever you say, and practice what you preach. </li></ul></ul>2 - Lead by Example
  6. 7. <ul><li>Effective Communication is Key </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that no matter how great your message is, if no one is receiving it, you are not communicating. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom Creates Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback is necessary to keep the company moving forward, as well as to assess how the group works together and what can be improved. </li></ul>3 - Communicate Purpose and Meaning
  7. 8. <ul><li>Give Second Chances </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that people are sensitive to your actions and reactions. </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate </li></ul><ul><li>Delegating means that your employees are trusted and respected. </li></ul>4 - Create a Climate of Trust
  8. 9. <ul><li>Your employees must learn how to take the initiative. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let Your Crew Feel Free to Speak Up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People who always say “yes” or agree with the higher-ups or top executives all the time are dangerous to the organization. </li></ul></ul>5 - Look for Results not Salutes
  9. 10. <ul><li>Below are some risks that you can bet on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bet on people who think for themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a chance on a promising sailor . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a rule doesn’t make sense, break it carefully. </li></ul></ul>6 - Take Calculated Risks
  10. 11. <ul><li>In any business, standard operating procedure (SOP) is the rule . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pushing the envelope” for innovation and originality has the following benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You keep your priorities in focus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You stay ahead of the competition. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You get to see another “point of view”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You motivate people to do what you want them to do and to do their best. </li></ul></ul>7 - Go Beyond Standard Procedure
  11. 12. <ul><li>Meet and Talk to Your People </li></ul><ul><li>Positive and personal reinforcement is the key to an effective and successful leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Expect the Best from Your Crew and You Will Get It </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate expectations and feedback frequently throughout the year. </li></ul>8 - Build Up Your People
  12. 13. <ul><li>Respect, Dignity and Fairness </li></ul><ul><li>Make people who work for you feel needed, trusted and highly valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Representation at the Top </li></ul><ul><li>The management needs to reflect the makeup of the work force. </li></ul>9 - Generate Unity
  13. 14. <ul><li>Fun at Work Makes for a Happy Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having fun at work creates more social glue for the organization. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a “fun” day at least once a month. </li></ul></ul>10 - Improve Your People’s Quality of Life
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