Monday, August 10, 2009

Preventative Leadership Assessments

It's human nature for Naval leaders to wait until we're sick before we head over to sick bay. However, Naval medical professionals have proven time and again that their preventive medical assessments actually improve health, save lives, reduce down time, and medical costs. That same preventative approach can be beneficial to leadership assessments, too.

Naval leaders can take a preventative approach to leadership issues and head off problems before trouble surfaces.

Ask the Sailors around you for feedback about what's working and what's not. Be sure you understand the Commanding Officer's/Executive Officer's/Department Head's expectations and where you may not be meeting them.

Having a full understanding of where you are as a Naval leader gives you a greater sense of control and power to shape your future.

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