Over the last three months, as I have unfurled the flag of this WordPress blog, I have taken note of a variety of comments, statements and quotations that I have made around the blogosphere. I knew, from the very beginning, that, one day, these quotations and pithy comments would be worthwhile and valuable to my audience. So, I kept a journal of these quotations, as they came to mind. Today is the day that I begin sharing these quotes with you. Here is the first one:
“The contrast is vast between the discipline of those with military experience, and the discipline of some in the civilian workforce. Worse than that, there is too much flexibility among managers to reign in this discipline gap. Some managers are afraid of the conflict and workplace dissention that could occur with undisciplined employees if they are expected to follow the rules, or to perform a task completely, properly and accurately. This flexibility has poisoned the workplace, and has created undue challenges to those managers who do enforce the rules, expect results and pursue accountability of their people.
In the military, there is no flexibility. If we don’t follow direction, pay attention to detail, and accomplish the mission, people die, equipment is destroyed, morale & esprit de corps is compromised. Failure is not an option. Therefore, discipline is vital, and, as a result, followership flourishes.”
Dale R. Wilson, Sr.
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