Leadership lessons from a 43-year-old Coast Guard cutter

08/25/2011 | Next Level Blog

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Venturous is a 43-year-old vessel that's rarely in full working order -- and that's why it's such a valuable place to study leadership skills, writes Scott Eblin. The crew and officers are constantly fighting to get their jobs done with limited resources, and that takes flexibility, a crystal-clear organizational structure and exhaustive on-the-job training. "For Coasties, it's all about being prepared and adapting to the current reality," Eblin writes.

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