When a group of Marines line up to get orders for a mission, they are read in on what is called the Commander’s Intent. The commanding officer wants a particular outcome. The Commander’s Intent will define what success looks like for the mission. The Intent also tells the Marines why they are doing what they’re doing. Through the Commander’s Intent, Marines know the why and the what of their mission.
You probably worked with or work with someone who is always the expert at whatever you’re talking about or the more accomplished in the experience you undertook. Regardless of who they are, he or she is the person you think is most disliked person in your life. Surprisingly, people actually hate someone even more than the braggart.
You already know that people don’t quit jobs; they quit people. What makes people want to leave a boss might surprise you though.
Pull up most social media, news, or blog sites, and you’ll find that people are mean to each other. How is it possible that we treat each other this way, and what does it mean for you as a leader?
You’ve probably heard someone change the tone of their voice and say, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” It’s an oft-quoted line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. It’s a mood lightening way people will acknowledge that a breakdown in communication has occurred.
You have way too much on your plate not to delegate. You’re a busy manager with a lot of responsibilities. You know that delegating is one of the most critical skills for any manager to develop. You tried to delegate, and you found that you weren’t really sure what you were doing. You’re not the first leader to try delegating and realize you don’t know what you’re doing.
I am convinced that those things we truly believe are played out in our lives on a regular basis, and the things we claim to believe are nothing more than lip service we give to feel better about ourselves or friends to impress them. Unless that is, our actions support what we claim to believe.
In the first novel of the Harry Potter series, the wand maker Ollivander said that Lord Voldemort did great things – terrible, but great. The word great meant something to Ollivander that has led many to question what that is. After all, Voldemort’s reputation was that he was one of, if not, the evilest sorcerer of all time. His Machiavellian reign shouldn’t be something people praise.
Do you have that person in your life who is the authority on everything? I’m not talking about the know-it-all in your life; rather, I’m talking about that person who thinks because they declare something, so it is?
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up. – Ogden Nash