Thursday, May 31, 2012

Leading from your desk

Nice post by Commander Sean Heritage, Commanding Officer and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola.  You can read it HERE.


cryoff said...

Leaders must be visible to the organization and people who carry out the mission. If not, they will become invisible and ineffective. Walk abouts and actually talking to your troops, your crew, your shipmates, is the only way to truly understand there where the command is heading.

Sean Heritage said...

Captain - Thanks for the endorsement! I am glad to know it resonates. Been seeing too many of us waiting on positional authority to lead and too many staff officers preventing others from truly leading.

cryoff - Concur 100%. My point is that leading does not stop when we aren't physically present and that we don't have to be physically present to lead.

Justin Rogers ENS, USN (1170) said...

Yes! Responding to e-mails and returning voicemail is a good starting point.