Thursday, May 31, 2007

Leadership, making judgement calls on the fly

Most people do not have a clue what leadership is.

Its the ability to inspire, the strength of character to take charge and the willingness to accept the consequences of your actions when you are wrong.

For a glimpse into real leadership, and a great story, read this post by Michael Yon.

26 comments:

nanc said...

when the moment is right, we must take it - crissman just knew - can you imagine the ease with which he reached into hamid's holster and removed his gun?

LET THEM DO THEIR JOBS!

The Merry Widow said...

Amen to that!
Our troops are intelligent and savvy, let them off the leash!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Gayle said...

That was a long read but well worth the time. I read Michael Yon often, but hadn't seen that one yet. Thanks, Nanc.

Yes, let our soldiers do their jobs!

nanc said...

although i'd like to take credit, this is warren's post, gayle. why, is he starting to sound like me?

Brooke said...

What TMW said!!!

Elmer's Brother said...

this has in the past been the reason our enemies feared us...local commanders all the way down to the lowly private could make decisions like this without having to go to higher ups...then pc entered in....hopefully this trend will continue...one way to win is to make them fear us

Elmer's Brother said...

hence the old military adage

it's easier to ask for forgiveness then permission

FLORIAN said...

Most leftists have no idea what leadership is. The rest are just opportunists and cut-throats. Same can be said of most conservatives also. A true leader (to me) is one who is willing to lead by example and serve. You lead by actions not words--and almost every politician I know of is a total failure at LEADERSHIP.

Hugo Chavez said...

Too much emphasis on hardware, that's our problem SIGINT vs HUMINT. It's hard to learn to trust a sensor. And there are too many places where sensors can't go.

Obob said...

silly question time:
Does anyone think a great story like this could be found in the NYT or any MSM device?
you can stop laughing now

nanc said...

h!

nanc said...

dang, obob - you're killin' me - you're really killin' me!

Elmer's Brother said...

I'll save some ribs for Grandma nanc

nanc said...

make mine with some "not for sissies" hot bbq sauce, please.

nanc said...

is this another food post?

Hugo Chavez said...

Don't let beamish near the sauce.

Warren said...

Comandante, are you saying that Beamish should leave the sauce alone?

LOL!

Hugo Chavez said...

Well...

I just remember a recipe he shared w/us a couple weeks back that was so hot you'd need an aerial water tanker to dowse the fire with after eating.

But now that you mention it, based upon his waking up in another state not knowing where he left his car story... maybe we shouldn't let him near that sauce either... unless he promises to take us with him. ;-)

Viva la Republica Americana!

Hmmm, I don't think I was supposed to say that.... Oh well.

Always On Watch Two said...

Of course, this story won't appear in the msm. It shows just how wonderful our troops are.

Good find, Warren!

Steve Harkonnen said...

Outstanding link! THanks!!!!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

great find guys and dolls!..thanks for the uplift Nanc!

nanc said...

okay - one more time - this is warren's post, not mine. i'm nanc - warren (although as much as he'd like to be nanc) is warren.

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!

Warren said...

Or I could change the name of the blog to !

Hugo Chavez said...

watch you back warren... there's a pyscho on the prowl that is looking for man on man sex.

nanc said...

yes - i noticed his intense desire for warren's response.

he really should get some help - i tried, but he closed his comments - you should have seen the stuff he was spewing on his own blog!

that's no way to up your numbers...

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Cut your leftover Memorial Day steaks into strips, heat 'em up, and put them on a green salad with KC Masterpiece Original BBQ sauce and some French's honey mustard.

You'll thank me later.

What, you don't have leftover steaks from Memorial Day a week ago?

You didn't cook enough.