A military leader’s way of leading a group is too harsh, and when he handles a group in an organization, it won’t end up well since the members would find the leaders style of leadership too hard and difficult to cope up with. The way that they are trying to control others is not a good manner. But, the decision making and problem solving is very high when it comes to the military
That is the wrong answer. Leaders should feel obligated to be the prime example and enforce the Army Values and Warrior Ethos not only thru their action on duty but also off duty. For example cutting edge to get the job done quicker is the wrong answer, it show that you don’t live the army values. It show that you have loyalty to you task, respect to the leader that told you complete the task, and the personal courage to do the right thing when no one is looking. Not only should a leader live the army values and warrior ethos while on duty but a leader should live them off duty.
My leadership philosophy attributes are as follows: be the example of what is right, put Soldier’s needs before my own, empathic to others, and humble enough to listen and/or accept another’s point of view. As a leader, I will always be the example of what is right. I will follow the same directives that I lay out for my Soldiers, if they cannot drink alcohol, then I will not drink alcohol. There are no double standards, if I expect Soldiers to follow my guidance, then I better do as well. There is a saying “monkey see, monkey do.” Soldiers will emulate their leadership, good or bad.
In order to run a successful organization, especially a good standing Army, there needs to be quality leaders within the organization. Leaders are artists, remaining flexible and adaptable in order to conform to any certain situation. In FM 6-22, leadership is defined as, “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization”. The vast majority of successful Army leaders exemplify this definition in their everyday life. So, what exactly does this process involve?
Determination, Decisiveness, Resilience can achieve victory as well as long term strategic goals. d. Transparency in actions and keeping promise can help the leader to solve critical problems easily. e. Understanding technological advantages and managing potential weaknesses is a key requirement for military leadership. f. Operational Commanders need to find time to listen to subordinates, to understand and hear the views of others even where this may not appear significant in the mind of the commander. g. Operating outside the doctrine involves personal risk for leaders but has to be considered if it delivers the strategic outcomes.
Be aware of who is above you in your hierarchy structure. It helps avoid going outside of your chain of command and to eliminate any potential obstacles you may come into contact with. If at any time you feel your current leadership is not helpful or causing more problems than usual, you should ask to be lead by someone else who better suits you. The Army defines leadership as “Influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.” Douglas McCarther says "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent" (McCarther 2015).
Lack Self-control As a leader, it is very important to have self-control and stay cool especially when the pressure is high. As a Non Commissioned Officer (NCO), junior enlisted Soldiers are always watching, how you handle the situation and that's how they learn, grow and motivate. Having discipline and self-control is essential for smooth running of organization and self-growth. Toxic leaders lack self-control and discipline, not ready to apologize for their own mistakes instead blame everyone else around
According to John C. Maxwell “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” The military has taught me the important and the fundamentals of leadership through various forms, of training. In order an Army enlisted soldier to receive a promotion from the rank of Specialist to Sergeant, the solider must attend a thirty day training session called BLC (Basic Leadership Course). While attending soldiers are taught the basics of an Army leader through different classroom courses, field training exercises, and how to be an effective leader. Before I joined the Army, my definition of a leader was a person or thing that leads other people or things. My knowledge of a leader was simple and basic due to the fact that I never had to lead, now my understanding of a leader has changed through serving in the military.
My goal in life " In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering, for the tough, important assignments." -Tulsi Gabber That means that leadership is not only leading or guiding a group of people it is about sacrificing yourself in the hard times My goal is to be a successful officer in the military by being a good leader, having discipline, and by obtaining an advanced degree in military science. Firstly; Leadership is the activity of leading, influencing, and motivating group of people or an organization to achieve a goal or complete a mission .In military leader ship is the one of the most important attributes for officers so, in order to be a good leader in the army i have to be always confident
Character Development through Leadership The Army defines character as one’s true nature. The inherent values, virtues identity, purpose and morals a person possesses. The goal of the Army’s study is to single out and nurture personal traits so that they will have leaders with extremely high character and ethical beliefs. This will allow leaders of character to further develop our Army and foster individual units to operate within the Army’s ethical belief. The challenge is that all people are different in their beliefs, finding common ground and methods of cultivating character traits is the final step in the process.