That is a 'world class' approach to leadership learning, believe it or not. Too bad it doesn't happen with greater frequency elsewhere...
I apologize for all the typos. Autocorrect can’t stop ‘helping’ me…
I currently work at a ‘establishment’ and after each shift, the security does a ‘post shift meeting.’ Just a quick, informal chat about how that night went. What we did well as a team, what we need to change in order to improve if something needs to improve, a chance to chat internally about any problems or events that took place, and just shoot the breeze.
I’ve taken this approach when mentoring some of the younger and newer staff. Every single one of them is a genuinely good person, and sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we never would’ve expected.
Where I can offer concrete training & guidance, I do. But sometimes it’s best to just let them learn the lessons, and guide them so they are absorbed & learned from - rather than just preach or wag a finger.
I find I apply so many things from the military in both my regular day job in my little side hustle.
A few of the guys I work with are still currently in the CAF, and there’s a noticeable difference in how problems are approached and learned from.