Monday, June 4, 2012
iLeader - Navy style
In my estimation, Sean is the epitome of the "iLeader". The "i" is small for a couple of reasons. Number 1, it represents how Sean has minimized himself in his leadership approach. It really is all about the Sailors, Chiefs, officers and civilians at his command. If you don't believe me, ask them. The other aspect of the "i" is INTERNET in the same way "i" is represented in Apple products (iPod, iPad, iPhone, etc). Sean has made the internet a part of his leadership toolbox.
His first attempt at iLeading was the IWOCM (Information Warfare Officer Community Manager) blog he started in 2007. Unfortunately, though it was well received and appreciated by many of us, senior IW leadership asked him to take it off line. Undeterred, Sean associated himself with me (and all the crap that accompanies the association) and mentored a small team that created the IDC Self-synchronization community on the web and in FaceBook. He's used the INTERNET to associate himself with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the commercial sector with great success. He provided some of the impetus for the re-engineered IW Community Forum and Leader Blog. He continues to grow what he refers to as the "Coalition of the Doing" (a link to post is HERE) by directly engaging peers, seniors, and juniors who care enough to collaborate. So, that makes him an iLeader in my book.
How about you? Know any iLeaders? Admiral Stavridis, Captain Michael Junge, CNO is trying with mixed results, LCDR Armstrong and some others.