Leadership Maturity

13.  Low standards, immature leadership

13. Low standards, immature leadership

Leadership Maturity It’s strange how some minor, seemingly trivial memories remain with us long after they occurred. One must conclude that deep down, they actually hold some value that sways our outlook today. I vividly recall one such memory highlighting my low standards and immature leadership at the time.  It should deserve no recollection, but it does. I had the honor of serving as the leader of an incredibly talented and dynamic detachment in a special operations unit.  One afternoon I was engaged in a deep conversation with my assistant operations NCO. He was a smart and enthusiastic paratrooper who…