[QUOTE=Shellback;47392]I have had less than stellar examples, of what a good Mate should be…Up until recently anyway…
I was wondering what your thoughts are…I have often heard, a good Mate makes it look easy but what do you, yourselves look for in a mate?
Thank you in advance…[/QUOTE]
Any person that does their job, and is good at it, regardless of what title they may have, is the only requirement. Demeanor has always been the defining asset for most that become very successful - it’s not only doing the job, but having those around you do theirs. Management styles usually start to differentiate each person as they progress toward Master and Chief Engineer. A good Mate develops these skills while generating respect, not resentment from subordinates. I have always said that you can judge a man best by his children, and an officer best by his subordinates.