The only way to create a truly great place to work is to ensure that each of the team members under you (read: next to you) are raging evangelists for the cause or...whatever your cause is. In my little corner of the Coast Guard, the "cause" is maintaining the survival gear for ourselves, our teammates, and the boating public; and also providing qualified and prepared duty standing helicopter rescue swimmers to help save lives. Yours is something else; but we all (E-5 through O-9 anyway) are responsible for causes. We call them missions or area's of responsibility, but what they truly are, are causes that are either believed in...or not.Read the whole thing.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Admiral Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, recognized a CG Chief had the right ideas on leadership and getting the job done when you don't have to lead when he posted this from Chief Mario Vittone: