One of the first principles of the philosophy of Mission Command is “Build Cohesive Teams Through Mutual Trust,” and I would argue that the antithesis of this is standing in front of the formation every single Friday reading off rules like you’re Moses with the Ten Commandments.
“I don’t trust you to do the right thing, so here it is…:”
“Thou shall not drink and drive”
“Thou shall not hit thy wife”
Our Soldiers deserve better than this, and we as leaders have much more to offer than the standard weekly set of commandments, which only the minority (the dreaded 1% that take up 99% of our time) ignore anyways.
Pastors of successful churches realized years ago that this approach doesn’t have any effect on those who need to hear it, so they repackaged their weekly messages, and now those churches are growing exponentially with non-church people.
Preach it, Brother!
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