This is really sound advice for our NIOC Commanding Officers, also. Think about how you prepare your command for future success. We typically do CRI/IGs on commands and the new CO has the burden of cleaning up the last mess. How do we really assess 'success' in command? FITREPs state how an ISIC feels about the CO but where is the actual objective evaluation of performance of the command - promotion/advancement rates, PRT scores, retention rates, command awards/recognition, language proficiency? In many cases, success = completing the tour. How many times have you seen a CO leave with an MSM/LOM and the ISIC tells the new CO - fix command morale and its other problems? We need to break the cycle.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
On the way out . . .
In his interview with Charlie Rose, before announcing his resignation as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel went on to note that a good leader prepares their institution for future success, saying that “the main responsibility of any leader is to prepare your institution for the future. If you don’t do that, you’ve failed. I don’t care how good you are, how smart you are, any part of your job. If you don’t prepare your institution, you’ve failed.”