Developing Leaders Hurts You In The Short Run, Helps You In The Long

Unless already serving in an upper-level staff position, during peacetime an [Army] officer does not stay in one position for more than two years, and the time is often less. Since every transfer entails a learning curve, this movement of officer personnel lessens immediate organizational efficiency, but the army consciously accepts this as a price of leadership development.

source: Building Character: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership, Gene Klann, 68 tags: Leadership, Organization