On the wall in my office, I have two plaques. They list the United States Marine Corps Leadership Traits and Principles. I try to live by these tenets every day. They're not just for military use, they're universal guiding principles. If you change "Marine" to employee or friend, the message is just as germane. I wish to share them with everyone:
Marine Corps Leadership Principles
Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
Be technically and tactically proficient.
Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates.
Make sound and timely decisions.
Set the example.
Know your Marines and look out for their welfare.
Keep your Marines informed.
Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
Ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished.
Train your Marines as a team.
Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities.
Marine Corps Leadership Traits
The certainty of proper performance of duty.
Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearence and personal conduct at all times.
The mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a man to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.
Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in clear, forceful manner.
The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress and hardship.
The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.
Taking action in the absence of orders.
Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles; includes the qualities of truthfulness and honesty.
The ability to weigh facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decisions.
Giving reward and punishment according to merits of the case in question. The ability to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently.
Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one's information, including professional knowledge and an understanding of your Marines.
The ability to deal with others without creating offense.
Avoidance of providing for one's own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.
The quality of faithfulness to country, the Corps, the unit, to one's seniors, subordinates and peers.
This guy has the mental fortitude of a Hershey's bar. Obvious no.
hey gunny for a moderator and a Marine you are an idiot who cant take a joke
”— Gunny u idiot
I love the anons on The Vault
I wonder if we can find out when anons log in?
”— The Gunny
I searched "Google" in Google to get to Google.
How do I pause chat?
”— Victor the Securitron
okay, one fuck, got it
”— Dead Gunner
Be happy and live well YOU FUckard Jar Head !
”— Saint Pain (FUckard Doggie:P)
i am driujis
”— Jasper The Drunk
I have no fucking idea what I'm doing and I love it
”— Lil' Miss Rarity
I made decent overview pages for Find Collar and merged the 4 We Must Stop Meeting Like This that were clogging up the disambig page mysteriously. Killed several hundred birds in 2 stones.
There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas
The trouble with the maples
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade
There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream 'Oppression!'
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
'The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light'
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe and saw