Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm the Person in Charge!

When challenged to give herself a job description, Admiral Michelle Howard boldly states, "I'm the person in charge!"

Admiral Michelle Howard has many firsts: first female graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy selected for flag rank, first woman and first African-American woman to becme a four-star admiral, and first woman to hold the post of Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

Astute students of leadership know Admiral Howard as the commanding officer of the task force dedicated to saving Captain Phillips from Somali pirates. In the video, she shares her story of resilience as leader during this crisis situation.

A Captain's Duty

Admiral Howard's Thoughts on Leadership

  • Define the mission correctly.
  • Leadership can be lonely at the top.
  • Leaders have a great obligation to be a role model (inside and outside the organization).

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge - Digging Deeper

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