Friday, February 8, 2013
Lessons from Captain Al Collins - a Shipmate from my Joint Staff days
Be realistic, not reckless.
Bide your time, and time your beefs.
When you need help, reach out.
Command with compassion.
Seize the day, and help others do the same.
Show off when you have to.
Make yourself a learning machine.
Figure out what’s important, and act on it.
Make a contract with your people, and honor it.
Trust the crew to run the ship.
Make sure the whole crew is on board.
Use might to make right.
Let the system work for you.
Greatness goes the extra mile.
Command with caution.
From Capt. Michael Abrashoff's book "Get Your Ship Together"