Saturday, December 20, 2008

The sea and the art and practice of leadership

"For as long as man has recorded history, he has known about the strong link that exists between the sea and the art and practice of leadership"
writes Peter A. Mello in his article Leadership and the Sea. at the site Weekly Leader.

Most maritime blogs have a link to Sea-Fever. If you are a regular there you know what a high quality site it is, the same is true of Weekly Leader.

At that site I also recommend the post The Missing Competency by Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone who is introduced by Mello as:
"a US Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Mario is a true student of leadership. The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen recently published one of Mario’s leadership essays, Inspired Versus Required, on his blog, iCommandant on the Commandant’s Corner (2.0) where he introduced him as a “Chief, Rescue Swimmer, Innovator, Leader and the Ultimate Guardian"
There is more to being an ship's officer then technical competence, Weekly Leader is a site worth adding your reading list.


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