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.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Leader Sets the Example
The naval leader must set the example in all things. Do you want your men to look smart? Then you must be meticulous in your own dress. Throw aside any non-regulation articles of uniform, refrain from wearing soiled or rumpled clothing, keep yourself clean and neat, your face shaved. Do you want them to be courteous? Then you must be courteous, to your juniors as well as to your seniors. It is a rule that works both ways. When your seniors are present with you before your men, you must be careful to do exactly the things that are expected of you. Do you expect your men to be loyal? Then you must be loyal, to those junior to you as well as to those who are senior. Loyalty can never be over-emphasized. And remember, it works both ways.