By D. Kevin Berchelmann
I recently joined some friends in Venice, Louisiana to do some gulf fishing. Those who know me are right now asking themselves what sort of alien has taken over my body, since they know well that I'm no fisherman. Not even a little bit.
But gulf fishing with a charter is different; there's a crew on the boat that does all the things that need to happen to make fishing a success. Essentially, we passengers have no responsibility whatsoever.
Good times had by all. Fish caught, fish eaten, cigars smoked. Lots of laughs. But, much to the chagrin of some of my fishing partners, I also noticed some appropriate leadership lessons from our days in the boat. Some things that apply to us once we get back onshore, and return to our real worlds, where responsibility and accountability seems to run amok.