Unique Leaders Axiom: For you and your people, physical health comes first.
One of the criteria used in designing ammunition is lethality. But sometimes munitions designs which will wound rather than kill are more devastating to the enemy. Why? Because caring for the wounded is a logistic burden. Not only is a soldier who is wounded less capable of fighting, but he also is a burden on others who must care for him rather than fight. Wounded soldiers burden their team.
Unique Leadership Axiom: Never miss a chance to sharpen your tools.
Bart Simpson says, “So what? Who cares? What’s in it for me?”
The Rock in My ShoeLeadership is a heavy burden. The leader finds his strength in his convictions. If when he reaches down for the strength of conviction he finds instead, his ego, then it is time to pull his head out of his ass!
Unique Leadership Axiom: When your life is on the line your habits will save you.
In boot camp old habits die and new habits are born. It’s common for civilians to believe that boot camp is all about squashing initiative. In fact boot camp is about building initiative. Initiative is built on a foundation of self-knowledge. Nature provides us with certain attributes and nurturing makes those attributes useful. Don’t choke on that! Believe it or not boot camp is about nurturing: nurturing self-knowledge, nurturing skill, nurturing an appreciation of standards.
The Rock In My ShoeWe all have training wheels provided us by the evolution of the species. One-trial-learning, which I refer to as training wheels, helps us survive in new situations. Unfortunately, it is also the root cause of prejudice. Continue reading
The Rock In My ShoeMichelle my wife is organized and neat. I claim that my difference from that is creativity. Almost every expert on management or business operation says you need to operate from a clean desk. Never did that, never been there, at least outside the military world. Continue reading