Saturday, April 24, 2010
A Master of Naval Leadership - 10,000 hours of serious application and practice
“What’s really interesting about this 10,000-hour rule is that it applies virtually everywhere,” Malcolm Gladwell told a conference held by The New Yorker magazine.
How this applies to the Navy...
Researchers suggested that once you have enough ability to get into the Navy's senior officer corps (Captain and above), the thing that distinguishes one senior leader from another is how hard he works. That’s it.
What’s more, the leaders at the very top don’t just work much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.”
I loosely translate his words into: “You can’t become an Information Warfare Captain unless you spend 10,000 hours on leadership and professional practice." I think Gladwell is on to something.