Truths and Lies About Leadership

The top of an aircraft carrier is the world’s most unforgiving, dangerous industrial worksite. When you’re launching planes at close to 200 miles per hour from a steel flight deck seven stories above the waterline, having a clear vision matters. With an average age of 19 — mostly fresh out of high school — my carrier’s crew had a complex and risky set of tasks to perform, so our vision had to be vivid and compelling enough to unify and motivate us.

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