- that he was respected, and
- that he made a difference.
Also, welcome aboard to the new Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Maryland - Captain Tim White !!
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.
"If you cheat on the practice field, you'll cheat in the game. If you cheat in the game, you'll cheat the rest of your life."
"You can't do new and exciting things with your organization ... with the same old assumptions about what it means to lead."
"The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth."
- James Allen“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts”
If, however, you do make the choice to leap into the ring, it’s because of your love of the challenge, the adventure, and that love is what makes the fear of the “sport” worthwhile. Not only do you accept the fear as part of the experience, the fear — in large part — creates and defines the experience. Extreme would not be extreme without fear. And fear would not be worth it without the love of the game."There are many naval officers out there who think they want to be Commanding Officers, only to find themselves in command of two to four hundred officers, Sailors and Chiefs who expect them to demonstrate some genuine leadership, and then discover that all they really wanted was to wear a command pin, scrambled eggs on their cover and have premium parking.”
As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, never have so many Americans owed so much to so few of their countrymen. Joseph J. Collins
Commitment: Doing what you said you would do even when you don’t feel like doing it anymore.If you don’t feel like going, but you committed to going…go.