Mike Abrashoff

Took command of Navy’s near-worst performing ship; twelve months later it was best ship in the fleet – using the same crew.

Culture is everything. You can’t order excellence – learn to swap command and control for commitment and cohesion.

Inspires people to rethink how they lead: don’t focus on what’s out of your control; focus on the things you can influence.

Self-imposed limitations are the greatest enemy of improving performance. Learn new paths to breakthrough performance.

Everyone engaged: unleash the power of your organization. When the crew presented a problem, Mike’s signature response was “What would YOU do? It’s YOUR ship!”