clear, definite manner. They should pass along an order
as though it were original, not attach the name of the
superior who actually originated the order.
A leaders primary responsibility is the motivation
of subordinates. Motivation means instilling the will to
work. This starts the moment workers report aboard and
continues until they transfer. Each individual is
motivated by specific factors. These factors fall into
general categories such as personal needs, job
satisfaction, and a sense of belonging. One of the best
motivators is job satisfaction. Keeping people employed
on essential jobs and generating a sense of teamwork
help promote this feeling.
A good leader will not hesitate to correct
deficiencies, but will observe the adage praise in
public, correct in private. When your workers make an
error, show them the same consideration you would like
to receive. Public embarrassment may well cause them
to quit trying to excel for fear of another failure.
Management Fundamentals: A Guide for Senior and
Master Chief Petty Officers, NAVEDTRA 10049,
Naval Education and Training Program
Development Center, Pensacola, Fla., July 1990.
Naval Operational Planning, NWP 11 (Rev. E), Office
of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.,
Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S.
Navy (SORN), OPNAVINST 3120.32B, Office of
the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.,