Michael Abrashoff is a former Navy Commander tasked with turning around the performance of the USS Benfold, a naval warship struggling to meet its performance targets. Abrashoff’s leadership style and strategies led to a significant turnaround in the ship’s performance, and his experience provides valuable lessons for leaders in any industry.
Category Archives: Leadership
10 Tactics I Use to Keep an Open Mind and Avoid Confirmation Bias
Want to make better decisions? Ask yourself why you keep constantly making bad ones. Ok, it’s not that simple; but this is an example of an approach to short-circuit our habitual ways of thinking. One way we impede ourselves from making better decisions is confirmation bias.
There Are No Bad Crews Only Bad Leaders
In any team or organization, the performance of the team depends largely on the quality of leadership; I believe leadership is the single greatest factor that affects team performance. The phrase “There are no bad crews, only bad leaders” highlights the importance of good leadership in achieving success. The phrase has been attributed to the US Navy SEALs, who are known for their highly effective teamwork and leadership skills.
Want to Impact Your Team’s Peformance? Be Aware of The Signals You Send
Leadership is about setting an example; not just about making decisions, it’s also about the signals and messages that leaders send to their team. These signals can have a significant impact on the success of an organization, team, or project.
Using Pre-Suasion to Influence Others: A Guide to Changing Minds
Changing someone’s mind can be a daunting task, but it is a necessary one for anyone who wants to influence others. Whether you are trying to persuade a colleague to support your project, a client to buy your product or a friend to change their behavior, you need to be able to present your ideas in a compelling way.
10 Lessons in Strategy from the Mastermind Napoleon Bonaparte
Trying out something a little different today. Strategic thinking is one of my favorite topics, and Napoleon Bonaparte is one of my favorite people to study for lessons on strategic thinking. So, today I’m going to give you a list of lessons I’ve learned from one of the greatest military strategists in history.
What’s The Best Way to Foster Innovation and Creativity Within a Team?
Companies live and die by their ability to both execute their core business and find the next revolution. Both need innovation, because not doing so results in stagnation, irrelevance, and finally failure. Innovation is the responsibility of the CEO, but the task itself resides in project leaders and their teams.