His other immediate priorities are restoring a strong sense of leadership and accountability, including a zero-tolerance policy on what he calls "dark-hearted behaviour" such as harassment.Yes, I agree it would be lovely and beneficial to see the force start firing leaders when their subordinates disgrace themselves. But they don't even fire their incompetent rank and file...
He recalls a conversation while sailing from Hawaii with his brother, then a navy ship captain. His brother said that if the ship ran aground in the night, he would be fired, not the helmsman.
"That's what I want to bring to how we practise leadership in the organization," Paulson said.
Mr. Paulson could start his "leadership practice" this afternoon. I can think of four immediate opportunities.