Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early (even at 30 years). The uniform is in the closet but, he still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. But, he just doesn't try hard enough. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Lead By Example
If you set high standards—and you should—then you should live to those standards.Your credibility—and the squadron’s discipline—will likely go out the window the second you start applying double standards or ones that don’t appear reasonable.If you absolutely must deviate, then you owe it to the troops to explain why to prevent misperceptions.Like it or not, the commander is always watched, on and off duty.Think of your bosses. You likely watch them and how they react to all kinds of situations.People want the commander to succeed.But more importantly, they are looking to the boss for leadership and the right way to do things.Here’s where living core values keeps a commander from looking over his shoulder.Living core values also provides a positive example, no matter when people are watching.
Squadron Command Excellence Roderick C. Zastrow Lt Colonel, USAF