Sunday, March 9, 2014

XO Prep Recommendation 2013-049

In 2013, I sent out approximately 150 recommendations on preparing to assume and executing duties as Executive Officer. 

This is tip #049:

I was thinking you should prepare some things for the CO's arrival.  You should produce a mirror document of the CNO's Sailing Directions for your command.  You could also have your Sailors work on a Navigation plan to chart your way to Command Excellence.  Give your Sailors the pride of authoring their own plan.  And, you should begin work now on a "Position Report" for the CO to send to your Immediate Superior In Command (ISIC) at the 6 month point.  Your Sailors want to operate at a higher level - an EXTRAORDINARY level, if you will.  

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