Delegate decision-making as much as possible

up:: Leadership MOC This is a part of championing people.

Communicate your intent clearly

General Mattis made sure for the “Commander’s intent” to be known clearly.

”Do this in order to …”

Rather than putting down strict instructions, communicating the intent frees people up to seize opportunities, adapt and improvise.

Then, delegate decision-making as much as possible

Make your intent clear. Then give people as much space as possible to carry that out. Otherwise, in extreme situations, you face paralyzing chaos. In mundane situation you are just inefficient.

When your subordinates act according to your intent, support them. To expect success every time is wishful thinking but people acting should be supported.

When things go wrong, a leader must stand by those who made the decision under extreme pressure and with incomplete information.


Transclude of Call-Sign-Chaos-–-Learning-to-Lead#communicate-your-intent-clearly