Friday, February 1, 2013

A level of confidence I can appreciate

From: Mike Lambert
Sent: A year ago
To: Officer, Junior A.,  LCDR 

Subject: Congratulations on this new opportunity to excel
CONGRATULATIONS on your new assignment.
Let me know how I can help you make this the best assignment you've
ever had !!  Communication with your constituents is key.  I am standing
by to help in any way I can.

All the best to you.

Captain Mike Lambert
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From: Officer, Junior A LCDR 
To: Mike Lambert
Subject: RE: Congratulations on your new opportunity to excel

Thanks Captain.  No assistance required/desired. 

Best regards,
LCDR Junior A. Officer 


Anonymous said...

Not everyone needs your EXCEPTIONAL professional advice !! Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who turns down mentorship is either so arrogant they will fail or so overconfident they are surely to fall...has nothing to do with the person offering the advice, another vantage point is always of value for real leaders and decision makers.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 0847 Take a step back. Stand by for a trick question...

Under what circumstances should you shut a door like that?

Anonymous said...

Since when is a LCDR a junior officer?

Anonymous said...

Always do right this will gratify some and astonish the rest - Mark Twain.

Anonymous said...

LCDR is a junior officer when compared to a Captain!

Navy Grade 36 Bureaucrat said...

CAPT, you're lucky it wasn't me. I would have tasked you with something :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 1316

I first joined the Navy in the 80s and LCDR were considered JOs back then. O-gangers don't get "scrambled eggs" until they're CDRs.

Ironside 72 said...

doesn't know what he is missing out on. Any nugget or pearl of wisdom you can gain as a leader is one more tool for your tool box. I never served with CAPT Lambert, but I consider him a mentor for the information he shared with me prior to taking command.

Anonymous said...

Incredible! Always take advice from those who have, to borrow a phrase, been there and done that! It makes your tenure much more productive. Remember, advice is just that, and is actionable only if the receiver so desires.