D'Angilo Miles October 23, 2015 The Importance of Following Directions When we enlist into the United States' military we take an oath, an oath that in which we as individuals promise ti follow all orders given by president and the officers appointed above us. Anyone the is in the United States armed forces knows that the entire infrastructure is built upon order, a chain of command in which institutions are given and then executed. With the amount of people in the United States Army, if we did not adhere to this system there would surely be chaos, and the missions that need to be carried out would not be accomplished and that could negatively impact the lives of the very people we have sworn to protect. The simple expectation of executing orders that come down
In this paper, I am going to focus mainly on three aspects, which are going to assist me to be a better leader. First, I will identify the most critical leadership problems that are effecting the Brigade culture and climate. Then I will create my vision, which will lead to solving all the challenges in the brigades.
3 FAMILY, COMMUNICATION, HONESTY Leadership Philosophy: Family, Communication, and Honesty SSG Zohfeld SLC Class - 002 The best way to describe my leadership philosophy is with the word care. I have been told many times in my career that I care too much. The idea that caring about the unit, the mission, or your Soldiers could be a bad thing is absurd. The idea that I cared too much would become apparent while assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.
Strengths-Based Army Leadership The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, known as ARI, interviewed 41 active duty Army leaders. Most of the Army leaders interviewed by ARI acknowledged using strengths-based techniques to some extent, frequently without an obvious knowledge of strengths-based leadership theory (Key-Roberts, 2014). In spite of that, several soldiers claimed to have found the techniques very effective. Six ways Army superiors can develop juniors based on strengths-based leadership theory are: spotting strengths, giving personalized feedback, capitalizing on subordinate strong points, building and maintaining a positive atmosphere, looking after subordinates’ wellbeing, and giving authority to developing
The basic principle of servant leadership is serving others and the community. The three principles of the servant-leadership are sharing the power, putting the needs of others first and helping people achieve their highest potential so that they may want to serve others. This creates an environment of trust, collaboration, teamwork and group improvement. Robert Greenleaf created the term, Servant Leader, and creating the idea of leading by serving with individuals and organizations. In one of his major essay’s, The Institution as Servant, Greenleaf (as cited in “What is Servant Leadership,” n.d.) expressed what was frequently called the “credo.”
But apart from these qualities, a servant leader possesses a unique quality- listening to others intently, which makes him stand out. Listening to your people is important if you want to grow collectively, working successfully towards a common interest. Leader who doesn?t listen to his people leaves them midway, whereas a servant leader leads along with his group enthusiastically. Empathy: Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others. A servant leader would be mindful of personalities and different traits of his people.
Leaders are often depicted as resolute, visionary, motivational, intent on reminding followers to get with the program or get off the team. And we 've all heard that it 's lonely at the top. No question that leaders may be called on to make difficult decisions and to demand compliance with those decisions. To fail to do so would, at times, be an unforgivable dereliction of duty. Servant-leadership, which may incorporate similar traits and approaches, operates from the perspective of leading for the best interest of the people or organization being led.
True leadership Recently I had the opportunity to listen to two keynote speakers during the Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) professional development fall kickoff. Both speakers have a vision shaped by love and the desire to serve the needs of others. I was touched by both of them. They are William Bradley Turner, Chairman of the Pastoral Institute, and Kelvin Redd, Associate Director of the Center for Servant Leadership at the Pastoral institute. Mr. Turner is a well-known business, civic and philanthropic leader in the Valley and the Nation.
Servant Leadership during Natural Disasters Servant leadership is a leader who displays ethical and caring behaviors. These leaders seek to enhance the growth of others while improving quality of life. The two main constructs of this leadership are ethical behavior and concern for subordinates. The characteristics embodied in this are stewardship, foresight, conceptualization, persuasion, building community, listening, empathy, awareness, commitment to growth of people and healing.
In the beginning of EMS the most dominant style of leadership was based on a transactional approach,rewarding those individuals that follow procedures with positive incentives and reprimanding those that do not with reprimands. However,times are rapidly changing and the servant style of leadership is quickly becoming more acceptable and recognized throughout the industry. The field of EMS is unique, sometimes posing unconventional issues that must be addressed, in addition to those that occur on a daily basis. The servant style of leadership can become an effective and preferred method of leadership when applied in a balanced method. This style of leadership places the emphasis on nurturing the needs of the subordinate employees.
Servant leadership believes one should provide priority to others interest. Leaders should server others to meet their desires, needs and aspiration. Leaders should service and develop their employees (Nahavandi, 2015) leaders do not encourage leaders to go over and beyond to meet the need of the individual problems. Servant leadership listens, persuades, and give empathy during times of crisis. Authentic leaders adapt their style to the situation.
Servant Leadership in Diverse Context Servant leadership is the greatest paradoxical combination of these two contrasting words, which comes to the conclusion that the greatest leader is the one who has the desire and motivation to help others. Robert K. Greenleaf, the author who launched the movement of modern servant leadership, wrote that this principle comes from the natural feeling that one wants to serve in the first place, as the major indicator of his noble character. Servant leadership is holistic in nature, multidimensional and can be expressed differently by distinctive cultures and religions all over the world, since everyone’s worldview is shaped by their religion and culture. In this paper, I will examine how the principle
276). As stated earlier, a leader must take responsibility for everything their unit does and fails to do. As such, a leader must check in on the progress of his men. At the same time, a leader cannot get bogged down in the details. By constantly checking in on the who, what, when, why, where, and how of what his men are accomplishing the leader loses focus on the larger picture of the task and will be unable to effective coordinate their efforts.