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.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Every Sailor is a leader ! (potentially)
Not really, but...
At the Center for Personal and Professional Development - "Where mind meets mission - every Sailor is a leader."
COs, XOs, Department Heads, Leaders at all levels,
Every Sailor is a leader or has the potential to lead. There should be no difference in the expectations we have of
that E-1 as we do for that O-1. Why should we consider these brand new Sailors leaders? Because they are the
future leaders of our Navy. Set the expectations early, and I’m betting they will grow into them. We should expect
and encourage this of our junior Sailors. Today’s Navy requires a robust syllabus that leads to the development of Sailors. While we can train Sailors to be technically proficient, leadership potential should not be overlooked.
It must be continually honed and encouraged, regardless of paygrade and responsibilities. CPPD offers products
and services to help Sailors toward this development. We conduct regular course reviews to ensure our training is
relevant to the needs of the Fleet. We also provide educational resources to help them in this endeavor. Our goal is
to provide Sailors with the right tools to lead with courage, respect and trust, (Note: I thought it was Honor, Courage and Commitment) and in so doing, nurture these budding