When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.
Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives.
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.
During the aftermath of Katrina, National Guard troops were positioned on every block to establish a sense of safety and source of help for the people in need. They did not leave communities until people were safe and sound.
In the military, as in any organization, giving the order might be the easiest part. Execution is the real game.
Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources.
Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile.
The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation's governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The preparations are what they are. We're here. The storm is coming. We are as best prepared as we can be as the eye of the storm approaches.
Superstorm Sandy inflicted havoc and heartache throughout the Northeast, hitting the Big Apple and its surrounding coastal towns hard.
Hurricane Sandy was one of the most vicious storm systems to hit the New York City area in nearly two centuries.
America needs to get over it. We can't control everything. We can't control the storms.
I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter.
If I'm a leader, I have a mission.
This is a Disaster. This isn't something somebody can control. We ain't stuck on stupid.
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