- That their honest errors be pointed out but can be underwritten at least once in the interests of developing initiative and leadership.
- To be responsible for and to be allowed to develop their own units with only the essential guidance from above.
- A helpful attitude toward their problems.
- That they not be subject to the needling of unproductive "statistics" competitions between like units.
- The best in commandership.
- That the needs of their units be anticipated and provided for.
- To be kept oriented as to the missions and situation in the unit above.
- A well-thought out program of training, work and recreation.
- To receive timely, clear-cut, and positive orders and decisions which are not constantly changed.
- That the integrity of their tactical units be maintained in assigning essential tasks.
- That their success be measured by the overall ability of a unit to perform its whole mission and not by the performance of one or two factors.
- That good works by their units be recognized and regarded in such a way as to motivate the greatest number to do well and to see further improvement.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
What Commanders Have A Right to Expect from Higher Commanders
General Bruce C. ClarkeThoughts on Leadership