Monday, September 19, 2011
Do What You Say You Will Do (DWYSYWD) - Stolen from Steve Farber, Extreme Leader
Many believe that credibility is the foundation of leadership. How does one establish credibility as a leader? The first step is to behave in a credible way. You absolutely must Do What You Say You Will Do (DWYSYWD). There is just no way to get around that immutable statement. You have to lead by example. And if, you're going to follow Steve Farber's methods of Extreme Leadership, then you will have to lead by extreme example. As former Commander, Naval Security Group Command , RADM Winsor Whiton used to love to say - you have to have your skin in the game (pig versus chicken in the bacon and egg breakfast). You're a powerful participant and not a 'contributor'. You must be willing to put yourself and your reputation at risk. You have to prove yourself to your Sailors and crew through significant, observable, daily action.
Do you tell your Sailors - 'People are our most important asset'?
Prove it and then, prove it again in every action that you take.