By SDF Capt. Andrew Creed
Public Affairs Officer, Georgia State Defense Force
February 27, 2012
As a former Naval Officer who was Army trained at the Citadel, I understand the unique aspects of life at sea and how the experience relates back to life both in the field and at home in the daily civilian world. As a current captain in the Georgia State Defense Force and leader in the corporate world, I know some of the Navy’s lessons are still applicable in how other organizations – military and civilian – do business.
Today, we hear a lot about “management” and not enough about leadership. That worries me. One thing of which I am certain, there is a great difference between managers and leaders. Good managers are plentiful — in fact, our nation graduates over 150,000 MBAs every year. But true leaders are rare. And believe me, there is a difference.