Monday, August 29, 2011
People - Most Important Asset?
How often have we heard the mantra from our senior leadership that 'people are the Navy's most important asset'? Far too often is the answer. The fact is that many of our senior leaders who have made that statement, that either didn’t really believe it, or didn’t work hard enough to deliver on it.
That's about to change and the reasons are obvious.
The truth is, people not only make a difference, they are the difference between our Information Warfare/Cryptologic community and the others. How our community leaders plan to lead our community is what will make the difference between failure and success of 'this great N2/N6 Information Dominance experiment', as the CNO has described it.
Rear Admiral Rogers and the rest of the IW/Cryptologic leadership team know that effective community management is a shared responsibility. It is about creating and engaging the right workforce to meet Navy objectives and achieve sustainable competitive advantage against our adversaries (internal and external). They are all actively involved in the IDC cross detailing and IWO slating process to ensure that we are getting the right people in the right place at the right time to get the right things done. When people are engaged, and are given clear direction and the right kind of support—everything from effective leadership to valuable training to rewards that drive the right behaviors and results—there is not anything that they cannot achieve.
Rear Admiral Rogers and the rest of the IW/Cryptologic leadership team are prepared to engage the community, give clear direction and provide the right kind of support. Cast off all lines and prepare to get underway.