In the WEIGHT ROOM, growth of a muscle mass to Schwarzeneggerian proportions comes from the time-tested Joe Weider muscle development principles (like the Weider Muscle Confusion Principle and the Weider Cheating Lift Principle and the much celebrated Weider Eat a Half Gallon of Ice Cream Principle) of BREAK IT DOWN [exercise it, work it out], FEED IT [nutrition, good stuff...protein and what not] and REST IT [give it some nap time...we grow when we sleep]. It is a continuum.
In the SQUADRON spaces, we have FIVE principles of GROWTH (what we might call continuous improvement, safety, operational excellence, lots of names)...sort of OODA Loop-ish. We PREPARE for our mission (which means plan for it, usually using a principle called the MORE THAN TWO EYES PRINCIPLE), we BRIEF IT (so we are all on the same songsheet...easily done if the multiple sets of eyes that planned are also going to DO IT), we DO IT (execute it, per the plan, or at least we start like that), we DEBRIEF IT (post mortem...systematically break down the mission, from order issuance to debrief) and then and most critical, we SHARE IT with those who may benefit from our lessons learned.
A couple of weeks ago we (BizBatt) conducted a 2-day multi-exercise training event with a group of young and newly appointed leaders from an international bank. This was our third straight year providing this LTE (leadership, teamwork and execution) workshop for this class. Every year the program has gotten better. I am convinced that even though we bring in new BizBatt personnel every year, we improve because of our lessons learned system (BizBatt Lessons Learned System...BBLLS) and our culture that encourages us to seek out the "what worked, what did not, and how can we be better this time?" mentality. I am certain that next year will be even better and I cannot wait.
This was a really LONG way of saying thatAARs work, but only if you share them. DO.