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Leadership Lessons Learned from Pete Blaber’s “The Mission, The Men, and Me”
Rarely are we able to have face to face contact with great leaders let alone have enough time to hear their stories on the battlefield and what secrets lead them to success. A young future military officer may not have the opportunity to meet such great leaders or have the time to interview them but what they do have is time to read. Pete Blaber’s “The Mission, The Men, and Me” exposes his on the ground account of the operations he has commanded and further explains the many guiding principles that lead him to much success in all his endeavors, personal and military. Future officers …show more content…
Some new lieutenants prefer to stick to an initial plan rather than be flexible and allow new information to improve the plan as it is executed. Commanders typically want to see a lieutenant’s plan and add his/her input which usually changes the original plan to a degree. Young officers should not only seek the advice from his commander but also from many other sources such as the internet, NCOs, soldiers with subject matter expertise, and many more. Pete Blaber’s