Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Don't like telling people what to do? Tell them "WHY", it makes it easier.
Notes from the field...
Got your note today saying you did not like telling people what to do. Mostly, because their first inclination is not to do it. Your Navy must be on a different planet than mine. We are in the business of telling Sailors what needs to be done. It is good for them to know WHY. The "how" should be left to them unless there is a proscribed Navy 'how'.
The essence of being a Naval officer is getting the right things done, the right way, at the right time by the right people. To do that, you are going to have to tell people to do things.