Thursday, January 24, 2019

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– Conrad Hilton –

The fourth principle of the U.S. Army’s “mission command” philosophy is to “Exercise disciplined initiative.” The Army further defines this as taking “action in the absence of orders [and] creating opportunities.”

Leaders who empower others care not one whit for how an objective is met provided that it’s: 1) Consistent with the organization’s Mission, Purpose and Values; 2) Legal; 3) Delivered on time (and at or under budget) and; 4) Executed competently.

Do you encourage your team to exercise disciplined initiative? If no, why not?