Former Naval Commander Michael Abrashoff to Speak at Beard Institute Ethics Luncheon

September 4, 2012
Michael Abrashoff

The next Beard Institute Ethics luncheon speaker will be former naval commander Michael Abrashoff.  Author of the popular book "It's Your Ship," Abrashoff will talk about how he turned around the morale and readiness on the USS Benfold.  The luncheon will be on October 12th from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Duquesne Club.  Cost is $50.00.  For information, please contact Dawn Culver at or 412-396-5259.

Here's a brief description of Mike's message:

Organizations - whether a corporation, salesforce or association of any size - perform at their best when people feel safe and confident about their ability to navigate troubled times. In Navy terms, combat readiness is a matter of life and death - every crewmember's contribution matters. Mike Abrashoff tells the inspiring story of how the USS Benfold was transformed into the best ship in the Navy by empowering the crew to take ownership and improve every aspect of the way things were done. As Abrashoff shares the methods he used to create successful change within the confines of strict military regulations, audiences come away with dozens of practical and actionable ideas to make a difference in their own team. This first-hand account of the journey to organizational excellence, with upmost integrity, is as invaluable as it is memorable.