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.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Advice for the captain
The captain may be a better division officer, department head, or executive office than any person in his wardroom, but if he is doing these jobs, who is doing his job? He would only be wasting that most precious resource, the skill and motivation of his officers. There are times the captain should step in and exercise his talent, but he is in his command position primarily to supervise experts, not to constantly be one. Captain, let your officers do their jobs. Spend your major effort on building a wardroom that works together, an officer team that the crew, the chiefs, and you can respect for its professionalism and leadership.
Commander John L. Byron, U.S. Navy