USMC Leadership - Dependability Dependability: Your word and your ACTIONS - must mesh, match, and make results. Never excuses. If you say that you can deliver the result - then you must. This is not blind obedience; if you need more resources to get it done - then admit that, move on, adjust, and get the objective completed, conquered, taken. You must be skilled in your lane of travel for expertise, but mentally and physically capable to meet the objective. Any Time or Climb. When you delegate, you need to hold team members to the same rigorous standards - your word is your honor, your core, your solemn vow to get tasks DONE. In today's world of touchy, feeling, emoting, soft rainbows and kitten smiles - many are not prepared for this tenacity and intensity; you will grind gears in the civilian world.