Summary of the book
A journey that speaks about how influential a leadership tactic could prove to be to attain the best of the results from your sub-ordinates in the toughest of work environments. It also speaks about the effectiveness of spelling ‘US’ instead of ‘I’ in work to gain trust and maximum efficiency from the workers. Abrashoff has also stressed upon the fact that a leader should never suppress the ideas of his/her workers (crew in the case of Benfold) and that due importance and attention should be given to their emotions and thoughts. The workers are also attention seekers when it comes to making decisions, and the leader should never feel ashamed of taking suggestions from them. ‘Give Respect. Take Respect.’ this is another aspect that Abrashoff has stressed upon. Any worker for that matter seeks respect for the job he/she does and the leader has the right to question his/her work. But this shouldn’t be done in a way which could pose a threat to the leader-labour relationship. Respect their work and try to convince them that things could be made better. Leadership is not something that portrays a designation tag but something that must be earned by leading as an example. Abrashoff’s journey conveys exactly this.