Navy SEALs 101: More heads are better than one

first_imgEarly in his Navy SEAL career, Rob Monroe learned a universal leadership lesson about the value of collaborative thinking.“From the very beginning, we’re taught to tap into the support and ideas of the entire team when we’re planning an operation,” says Monroe, who recently addressed the inaugural CUNA CEO Council Conference about the mechanics of high-functioning teams.For Monroe, that meant curbing his tendency to want to do everything himself—to “take care of planning for the team.”Tasked with creating a full mission brief during “BUD/S”—Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training—Monroe took sole ownership and sent his team away for a few hours’ sleep.“Next thing I know, it’s the middle of the night, and I’m not making real progress,” Monroe says. “My instructor walked in and asked, ‘Mr. Monroe, you are class leader—where is your team?’” 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Floods still deluge Tangerang four days after heavy rains

first_imgSeveral areas across Tangerang in Banten have been inundated by floodwaters for four days and the levels keep rising.Most of the affected areas were housing complexes, such as the Garden City Residence Periuk, with local authorities estimating that hundreds of families were affected.Aceng, one of the affected residents, said that the floods reached a depth of 2.5 meter by Tuesday. He explained that the water level had kept increasing because of a broken embankment in Kali Ledug. Water from the river had been spilling into the housing complex ever since. “The embankment broke on Monday, causing the water level to rise,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.On Tuesday, Aceng and his family were still taking shelter in other places. He said he wished the floodwaters would recede soon. The Garden City Residence Periuk housing complex and other areas in Tangerang have been submerged in water since Saturday, when heavy rains poured down on the municipality. The Tangerang administration estimated that at least 300 families were affected.Read also: Tangerang braces for extreme weather after massive floodState-owned electricity firm PLN was forced to shut down seven electrical substations because of the flooding in Tangerang on Sunday. Due to the electricity blackout, residents could not use their water pumps to extract fresh water from the ground, causing them to lack clean water.Tangerang Mayor Arief Wismansyah said he would summon the housing complex’s developer regarding the persisting floods. He said he would ask the developer to take responsibility, since the location for the complex was not actually suitable for construction.“The housing complex is only located a few meters from Kali Ledug,” Arief said. Periuk subdistrict head Sumardi said this was not the first time for the area to be inundated by floodwaters since the Garden City Residence is lower than the river. The Tangerang administration had planned to relocate the residents because of the worsening flooding over the years.“However, residents reject the plan because they own assets at the complex,” Sumardi said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Ozil looks ‘tired’ – Usmanov

first_imgArsenal’s club-record signing Mesut Ozil looks “tired” as he struggles to deliver consistency, according to shareholder Alisher Usmanov. Ozil produced another below-par display in the 2-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium, where his early penalty miss proved crucial Usmanov’s Red & White Holdings group own just over 30 percent of the Barclays Premier League club, but are yet to be represented on the board along with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. Usbek metals magnate Usmanov, 60, has long championed the type of stellar signing which manager Arsene Wenger was finally able to pull off when bringing Ozil in from Real Madrid for £42.5million on deadline day of the summer transfer window, but accepts the German playmaker may well need more time to adapt. “Ozil was not (playing) at his capacity, maybe because he is tired,” Usmanov told reporters as he left the director’s entrance at the Emirates Stadium, where he holds a private box. Ozil posted an apology on his Facebook account for the costly error as his chipped effort from the spot in the eighth minute was saved by Manuel Neuer. The Bundesliga giants went on to score twice in the second half after Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was shown a red card for tripping Arjen Robben. Usmanov added: “We played against the best team in the world, but unfortunately we did not have the luck, (but) we did good play.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more