Officer Training

Officer Training: “Radically Transparent Culture” – Give me truth or give me death.

Give me truth or give me death

Every week the officers in our command get together and spend 20 minutes on personal and professional development training. It is a time of discussion where we view a short video or read a short article and then discuss how we can use that information to make ourselves better, our command better, and our Navy better; in that order. The training also gives me the opportunity to learn from the collective and share my thoughts and prospective from 20 years of hard won experience.

This week we read “Radically Transparent Culture” by billionaire Ray Dalio.

Ray Dalio’s article was one of my favorites as it discussed his philosophy of radical honesty, radical truth telling and radical transparency.

Our Officer Training Discussion Questions

  • What type of person do you want to work for, one who sugger coats everything, or one who gives you the straight truth?
  • What type of person do you think your employees want to work for?
  • Is there a middle ground here? or do all middle grounds result in a slippery slope situation?
  • What should we take from this article and what should we not take from this article?

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