Article Review

If one considers that the prime mission of management is to ensure
the continuation and success of the company, then it is very easy to see
how British Admiral Horatio Nelson’s once-unique method of getting his
captains to wage his kind of battle is applicable to the modern
;; Nelson knew that it was the prime responsibility of the
commander himself to invent the strategy;. Nelson would not be
out of place in the company of the most sophisticated of modern
managers. He could probably teach most of them a thing or two
about strategic vision, communication and collaboration, trust,
delegation and empowerment, all underlying ideas of mission
command, all relevant to all organizations (cq), and all part of
Nelson’s actual management style. [1]
Vincent makes the point that this is all essential modern management
theory, but he is very careful to note the ways in which Nelson
accomplished the accord that handed him his victories.It was not awoo
woo’ pie-in-the-sky dependence on the convergence of planets or mystical
meetings of the minds.Nor did he do it by creating a majorplaybook,’
with various possibilities and scenarios laid out with the various
responses of each captain/managerprogrammed’ as well.
We can be certain that he concentrated not on detailed plans for
each of a wide range of hypothetical circumstances but on the
principles he saw as applicable in all circumstances. These were
likely to have been simple. Forget the formal Order of Battle,
we shall form up as most convenient at the time. We shall
immediately attack the enemy and immediately get close to our
target. We shall concentrate our whole force on one or two parts