Thursday, January 17, 2019

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”
– James Humes –

The third principle of the U.S. Army’s “mission command” philosophy is “Provide a clear commander’s intent.” The army further defines this principle as “Commanders establish their own commander’s intent within the intent of their higher commander.” Translation: Get crystal clear on what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and what you expect as an outcome. Then drill that vision throughout every level of management.

Every day tens (if not hundreds) of millions of employees run busily around their workplace in furtherance of what they think they know their boss wants. So ask yourself, Have you provided a clear commander’s intent and are your managers as crystal clear on that intent as you believe them to be? To learn more about the U.S. Army’s “mission command” philosophy click here.