Some keys to be an effective leader in the military:
SET GOALS. Realistic goals for yourself, your team and in the impact you want to make. Remember mission first, sailors always.
NEVER STOP LEARNING. You’ll never be an effective leader if you do. It goes hand in hand.
MAKE TIME. It’s the most important gift you can give another person. Because those few moments could make a difference in someone’s life.
RECOGNIZE & REWARD. “Thank you for your hard work.” “I appreciate what you do.” We can’t give everyone an award, but we can always show them love in public. Thank them and appreciate the job they do every single day to the team success.
DELEGATE & COMMUNICATE. Don’t do it all on your own. Delegate responsibility, give them the information they need to do the work and empower them to take ownership.
BE FLEXIBLE. Especially with your time. Learn to adapt to the constant changes. Do with what you have and move forward.
Semper Gumby, Gents.