Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Do you ever yell at your Sailors?

Well, do you think it's right?

After boot camp, it's fairly rare when I yell at someone. Normally, I have great people working for me, and yelling really wouldn't accomplish anything.

Good to see that someone else agrees. From


There are only three reasons to really chew someone out for something they did, only three reasons to have an emotional tantrum, to use cutting language and generally make them feel lousy:

1. You want them to never do it again.
2. You want them to stop doing it right now.
3. You feel upset about the change and taking it out on the person who took action makes you feel better. First clue, "he deserved it!"

Can we agree that the third reason is selfish and there are almost certainly better responses if your goal is one or two?

1 comment:

  1. I have never yelled at a Sailor and I never will. I don't respond to that approach to "leadership" and I have no expectation that anyone else would. I hope that the era of the yeller is behind us and that we can prevent people with such personality disorders from ever having command again in the IDC.