Monday, August 11, 2008

Change...not so fast

"The Navy says, "It isn't courtesy to change the set of the sail within 30 minutes after relief of the watch." Applied to a command job, this means that it is a mistake for an officer, on taking a new post, to order sweeping changes affecting other men, in the belief that this will give him a reputation for action and firmness."

From the 1950 Edition of THE ARMED FORCES OFFICER

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