Mike Abrashoff is at the center of one of the most remarkable modern day stories of organizational transformation. At 36, he was selected to be Commander of USS Benfold and was the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific fleet. The challenges of this underachieving destroyer were staggering, with low morale and the highest turnover rate in the Navy. Few thought the ship could improve. Yet 12 months later it was ranked #1 in performance using the same crew.

In this episode, Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff sits down with Mike to discuss how replacing command and control leadership with commitment and cohesion allowed him to achieve remarkable organizational transformation. Mike also conveys the importance of strong leadership and how culture is everything.

Since leaving the Navy, Mike has worked with over 1,200 organizations instilling leadership initiatives at every level, and achieving phenomenal change in unexpected places. He is also a NY Times Best Selling author for It’s Your Ship, It’s Our Ship & Get Your Ship Together.