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This past week I had the pleasure to present for future, current and past company officers in Atlanta. As always, I learn something new from the great discussions and comments during and after the classes. I also am one who tweaks my classes up to the last minute. Good, bad or indifferent, new ideas and different ways to present an issue will enter my mind and I will make the change.

During discussions in one of the classes I asked two very simple, but far reaching questions to the class: What are you going to do today? and What have I done today?

Simple enough, right? This is a technique that I like to emphasize for company officers, and even chief officers. We all have meetings and appointments and the routine things that we do each day. But, the questions are broader than that.

The company officer has to know what to do that day to make the organization, his company and himself better for that day, and in that order. Some things that are accomplished may cover all three at the same time. This is a very dynamic topic, but simply put, he has to have a path and using these questions provides as a daily guide.

So, company officers, what have you done today? Also, ask this of your crew too. You might be surprised what you have or have not accomplished.

This is from the class “Rule of 90′s: A Guide for Success for the Company Officer.”

Sorry for being gone a while, it has been crazy! Stay safe and train hard.

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Very thought provoking! Thanks!



Enjoyed your class at FRI.  Took plenty of notes, I like the way you present and provoke thought, even on something that is very familiar.  Good class for new and older CO's! 

Thanks Ben, it was nice getting to meet you. Stay safe and let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you.


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