Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Pattern – of the successful leader

There is a pattern in the fundamental traits of character that can be identified with the successful naval officer.

• The pattern includes
     o Selfless desire to serve their Sailors
     o The ability to accept responsibility for decision making
     o A “sixth sense” for decision making
     o They aren’t “yes men”
     o They read and write widely
     o They accept opportunities to work longer hours and face greater challenges than their peers
     o They are concerned and considerate of their Sailor
     o They delegate
     o They try to “fix the problem and not the blame”


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

Yes...think Teddy Roosevelt's the man in the arena quote.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, seventh. Possibly, even eighth.