I just finished up a solid week of training future leaders in the U.S. Navy. The newly select Chief Petty Officers completed the training and induction process and were pinned with their new anchors last Sunday. One of the benefits of being a Chief Petty Officer is the opportunity to continue my own learning during each season where we train our replacements...you always have to continue learning. Leadership is the main topic - Chief Petty Officers are expected to lead...so this quote from Mark Sanborn's You don't need a title blog was especially fitting.
We need leaders, not assertive lemmings.
Figuring out which way the group is going anyway and a jumping in front is not leadership. ;)