Bad news doesn't get better with age.
Don't shoot the messenger.
Bad news sells better than good news.
Bad news travels fast.
Give the XO the bad news. Save the good news for the skipper.
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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.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
A good leader does not routinely operate at anywhere near his physical, emotional or intellectual capacity. The good leader is always pacing his efforts so that he has enough reserve to sustain his concentration as long as necessary when unexpected events require.
A person operating near 100% capacity is a person operating at the edge of his envelope of reliability.
That person will not have the ability to take a bullet - of any caliber.
No individual is so good or so indispensable that he is immune to professional trauma. It's all in the leadership game. Susceptibility to taking a bullet is one of the downsides of the game. The ability to recover from adversity is an ability a leader must have.
From RADM Dave Oliver's great book LEAD ON!
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