The promise of safety of those in his care was my uncle's personal guarantee–a solemn promise he was more than willing to lay his life down for. When I think about concepts like "ownership", "accountability" and "duty", part of the modern lexicon of performance management within organizations, I think of him. Ownership is not anything a manager can compel in his team. It is up to every leader to walk that talk and lead by example. Bob is an example long after he spent his life on guard. He may be gone in the physical sense. But he’s not forgotten. He’s over there at the dooins.