While listening to one of our favorite podcasts, the Jocko Podcast Episode 54, Jocko Willink (Ex Navy Seal Commander) breaks down the Armed Forces Officers Manual. During its final moments, a key to the success of an officer is to have his soldiers have open and constant communication during battle. Failure to keep this open communication will result in inevitable loss of battle. Silence is a result of allowing fear to enter into the soldiers minds which will lead to mistakes and hesitation.
Now I am not even going to compare war to baseball but the evidence of silence associated with fear is seen every day on the ball field. Have you ever noticed the team that is losing or the coach that yells always has its players silent.
We at Tomahawk stress open discussion and try to force it at times. The comfortable player does not fear bad questions and understand for him to grow he must process. But the lack of discussion eliminates process of information and will guarantee the failure of growth.
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