Friday, July 27, 2012

Leader versus leadership position

The single factor that distinguishes one superior command from another is the Commanding Officer

• Leaders are made
     o Must have intelligence
     o Must have energy
     o Must have character
            - A moral outlook
            - A sense of integrity

Leadership is the governing factor in the U.S. Navy promotion system.  The most impressive single factor in defining success is the ability to get things done.  The primary responsibility of a naval officer in very grade is to help move the leadership bell curve to the right, to improve leadership at every echelon.


Anonymous said...

I believe the single factor may be the Sailors. But then I think of all the great Sailors being led poorly and those commands don't do well. It may be a toss up.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think the people with the greatest potential to lead at the highest level say F-it early in their career and get out. This leaves a career pool mediocrity at the highest levels. Not true in all cases but this seems to be the norm.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 0919

Which are you?
(1) An F-it guy
(2) mediocrity

Navy Grade 36 Bureaucrat said...

I prefer to think of this quote:

An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.

- Attributed to Alexander the Great