Friday, April 11, 2014

From my mentor and author VADM Dave Oliver
A good leader does not routinely operate at anywhere near his physical or emotional capacity.  The good leader is always pacing his efforts  so that he has enough reserve to sustain his concentration as long as necessary when unexpected events require.

A person operating near 100 percent capacity is a person operating at the edge of his envelope of reliability.  He will not have the ability to take a bullet - of any caliber.

VADM Dave Oliver, Jr., USN
"LEAD ON! - A Practical Approach to Leadership.

1 comment:

Gary Olivi said...

Allowing your Sailors to follow this rule is just as important. I know in the past I have been guilty of always using the "Go-To Sailor" for everything and then they just do not have the steam for the main event. Lesson learned in team prioritization for me during that period and not everything is a sprint.