Common Sense

It’s a responsibility

Being a leader/manager is an honor and a responsibility.¬†Years ago….I realized that not all leaders used common sense. In the air force….Colonels were highly regarded….yet some seemed to lack common sense.

A recent story in The Military Times indicated an army Colonel (and West Point graduate) exercised zero common sense. This it not the way to end a 20+ year career! Even at 0-6 and above….there is always a situation that arises when common sense is not so common.

When folks are in responsible leadership positions….it’s a responsibility to earn the trust of others….using common sense….otherwise this is not the place for them.