Getting Cooperation from other and Resolving Conflicts

  1. Acknowledge the importance of other people. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. -William James
  2. Show enthusiasm and energy. Enthusiasm is by far the highest paid quality on earth, probably because it is one of the rarest; yet it is one of the most contagious. -Frank Bettger
  3. Encourage and facilitate two-way conversation. Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view. -Robert Hutchins
  4. Ask other people’s opinions? I have opinions of my own — strong opinions — but I don’t always agree with them. -George Bush
  5. Ask questions instead of giving orders. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want them to achieve and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -Gen. George S. Patton
  6. Show sincere gratitude. God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you? -William A. Ward
  7. Give strength centered compliments. The life of many a person could probably be changed if someone would only make him feel important. -Dale Carnegie

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Leadership Principles

Leadership Principles

1. Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your Sailors or Marines.
2. Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
3. Set the example.
4. Develop your subordinates.
5. Ensure that the job is understood, supervised, and accomplished.
6. Know your men and women, and look after their welfare.
7. Keep everyone informed.
8. Set goals you can reach.
9. Make sound and timely decisions.
10. Know your job.
11. Teamwork.

Conducting Meetings


  1. You should not meet if the matter can be resolved by other means
  2. You should  make purpose known to those you have summoned.
  3. You should summon only those whose presence is needed.
  4. You should start at the time announced.
  5. You should not run beyond
  6. You should not wander to other topics
  7. Prepare your thoughts that the minutes not be wasted.
  8. Schedule not in haste for the day is brief.
  9. You should not combine into one those which need not be separated.
  10. Fear not to cancel if the need disappears.

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