Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early. He still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time. 2015 is 80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
As we head toward pinning our newest Chief Petty Officers
The Guiding Principles
Deck Plate Leadership: Chiefs are visible leaders who set the tone. We will know the mission, know our sailors, and develop them beyond their expectations as a team and as individuals.
Institutional and Technical Expertise: Chiefs are experts in their field, we will use experience and technical knowledge to produce a well trained enlisted and office team.
Professionalism: Chiefs will actively teach, uphold and enforce standards. We will measure ourselves by the success of our Sailors. We will remain invested in the Navy through self motivated military and academic education and training and will provide proactive solutions that are well founded, thoroughly considered, and linked to mission accomplishment.
Character: Chiefs abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, take full responsibility for their actions and keep their word. This will set a positive tone for the command, unify the mess and create esprit de corps.
Loyalty: Chiefs remember that loyalty must be demonstrated to seniors, peers, and subordinates alike, and that it must never be blind. Few things are more important than people who have moral courage to question the appropriate direction in which an organization is headed and then the strength to support whatever final decisions are made.
Active Communication: Chiefs encourage open and frank dialogue, listen to Sailors and energize the communication flow up and down the chain of command. This will increase unit efficiency, mission readiness, and mutual respect.
Sense of Heritage: Defines our past and guides our future. Chiefs will use heritage to connect Sailors to their past, teach values and enhance pride in our country