FanPost

An interesting leadership perspective you might like

Awesome experience today, first day of academics at fighter weapons school. A 1 star general was addressing the class, and of course the speech centered around the 6 month school we're in and it's aspects of leadership and tactical expertise. The cool part? Opening with a 10 minute diatribe about leadership and the pursuit of excellence centered around Coach Nick Saban and the University of Alabama. "Did you watch the national title game last night? People turned it off in the second half, maybe, if you didn't have a vested interest. I hope you watched." (Paraphrased) In the 4th quarter, something happened I wish you would have seen, if you didn't. Its late in the game, Alabama is up by 4 touchdowns. The snap count was messed up, and Alabama got a 5 yard penalty. To the uninitiated, seeing the QB yelling at the center and he, in turn, shoving the QB - you might have asked, what the hell is going on? What are they doing? That's not what I saw. What I saw is what Nick Saban, as a leader, has instilled and driven into his players. The scoreboard doesn't matter, that will take care of itself. What each one of us has to do is have a relentless pursuit of perfection, regardless of circumstance. Regardless of what someone has said to you, or about you, or what good or bad has happened - an untiring, unstoppable, relentless pursuit of perfection. Weaker, less capable people will always counter with "perfection can't be attained." But look what happens when you try. When you, as a combat leader, have your people follow in that matter - you're a successful leader. And of course, lots of reflection and comparison after that about leadership; how it relates to being a weapons officer, etc., etc. I may or may not have let a "Roll Tide" slip out...

FanPosts are just that; posts created by the fans. They are in no way indicative of the opinions of SBN and the authors of Roll Bama Roll.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Roll 'Bama Roll

You must be a member of Roll 'Bama Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roll 'Bama Roll. You should read them.

Join Roll 'Bama Roll

You must be a member of Roll 'Bama Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roll 'Bama Roll. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker