How much do I want to read more? 6/10
This book is aimed to give insights in leading teams out of military stories and experience.
Sounds a bit like "The code of trust", by Robin Dreeke, which I loved.
However here, I find it harder to read, and harder to get the message so far.
How can large organizations move with the speed and agility of a small team?
First, their members trust one another. Second, they are bound by a sense of common purpose—a shared ideology or purposeful trait. Third, given the small size and rich interconnectivity of a small team, they can create a sense of shared consciousness among the group: a state in which all members have a common understanding of their mutually-held problem set, a shared access to key information, and are aligned in the direction they need to move next.
The ultimate goal in today’s quickly changing environment for an organization is the ability to decentralize decision-making rights down to those actors closest to the issues
Empowered execution creates the space for teams to act with autonomy
I was on active duty for just over fifteen years, and I can’t think of a single time that I ever truly gave or received an “order” like the one you might imagine from watching a war movie, in which a higher-ranking officer’s harsh words are universally adhered to and respected by those under their command.
Regardless of context, a leader cannot simply command people what to do and expect them to wholeheartedly follow. Rather, their task should be to guide teams, influence their decision making, and give them appropriate but not overly restrictive guardrails.
CHAPTER 1: One Mission
Small moments like this capture why soldiers can sometimes miss being in war. Just as the pressure of that moment locked the pilot and I into a mutually dependent relationship, so too had our leadership found a way to scale such intimate trust through our global enterprise. I would miss more than just the passing moments of intensity like this one; I would miss the intimacy of our organization once I was home.