Monday, February 16, 2015

Excellence as a standard

"Admiral Rickover was the genius that gave a generation of naval submarine officers the idea that excellence was the standard."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The way I saw him was that he gave standards standard. He never gave a crap about excellence. He only wanted you to do exactly and precisely what you were told and rigorously trained to do, like a monkey.

There's like, a reason, why Rickover is held up as the very embodiment of bad leadership. You see his like today in the 20th Air Force.