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D. Michael Abrashoff

Mike Abrashoff learned about leadership as captain of the USS Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer that he and his crew transformed from a dysfunctional disgrace into the top-performing ship in the U.S. Navy. Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have heralded the USS Benfold’s remarkable turnaround, and business schools have made it a case study in organizational success. Abrashoff told the USS Benfold’s story in It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, a bestseller with over 550,000 copies in print.