However, according to part two, this the leader should know not to put too much effort into making his men want to do the task- otherwise it would be more efficient to use one’s authority and give the strict order, despite the possibility of not getting as good a result. Balancing the effort put into motivating one’s personnel unfortunately only is a matter of experience. This is why I believe that giving cadets certain responsibilities will help them appreciate the challenge and acquire the experience. For example, if one cadet is given the responsibility of making sure his group meets the schedule it is imposed for a week, he will be confronted with the difficulty of motivating his group for it to be on time. Further, leadership exercises involving a team leader being demanded his team achieves a certain task in specific conditions will directly confront the cadet to the issue discussed
Leadership is tough, it’s challenging, it can be unpleasant, but it’s rewarding. In order to be a leader three abilities are required with no exceptions given; the ability to take responsibility, the ability to be adaptable and the ability to take charge. A leader must use these abilities to accomplish his or her mission. All of these abilities are essential for leader to be able to lead a successful mission. If someone can do these three things the rest will fall into place.
To lead a country and citizens to greatness is no easy feat, especially when failure carries great risk and and sometimes irreversible consequences. Governing a country requires much thought and strategy and is something a leader should constantly work at to improve in order to succeed. I strongly believe that careful planning and execution, as well as being moderate but firm are the ways one should adapt as opposed to allowing things to take its own course with hardly any control at all as per Lao Tzu’s suggestion to be a great leader. Despite controversy and much discussion on Machiavelli’s ideas, I find that he provides a practical guide to statecraft, albeit somewhat forceful and may come off as cruel to some people. A strong, firm, but not overpowering authority will successfully defend his country from external forces and at the same time keep internal affairs in harmony.
In my opinion, purpose is the cohesive bond which is paramount for success; although technical and relational knowledge are important, it is purpose that make or breaks an organization. “In order to prevail in this time of leadership crisis, we need leaders who can sustain themselves, maintain the pace balance their priorities, and build meaning into each day of work (Bennis & Goldsmith p
In any professional position I obtain, including a teacher leadership role, it is important to me to give and gain respect from my colleagues. I demonstrate honesty, integrity and trust while maintaining authority. Communication is important to me as well and I always try and keep lines of communication open. I make an effort and explain the reasoning for my decisions so that others can understand why I made them. Staying positive is important in most aspects of life, especially professionally.
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.
Emotional intelligence is about self-awareness. It is a critical trait for leaders to master. Vision is required by the leader. It gives direction and inspiration to the followers toward future goals. But leadership requires and good judgment, especially in evaluating difficult situations and focusing on what it is important for the team.
Also my reputation of taking a risk to change things helped me to be successful. Instead of sticking with what people thought was the norm, I invited the challenge of doing thing differently. The approach that I took in improving the way in which things were done became the standard for the entire organization. My ideas were proved to be more detailed and effective when it came to training and administrative procedures. As a leader, I believed that the most important thing to a Soldier was their time.
I will give examples as to why each of these things are not only important to myself, but important to any Airmen trying to successfully change the world. 2. The first point that ADM McRaven made on how to change the world is by accepting that no matter how hard you try sometimes you will fail. In this speech he speaks on how during Navy Seal training they were required to have inspections on their uniforms. He said that sometimes no matter
What it means to have self-awareness is to know about yourself. You know about some of your strengths and weaknesses, your motives, feelings, and desires. I feel like this is one of my best skills because I know what areas that I need improvement on and I work hard to improve upon them. Whether it may be practicing it on a daily basis or asking some companions for help. Knowing myself helps me to better coordinate responsibilities when it comes to doing group projects or even when it comes to helping someone else.
Trust is important when working in a joint environment because of the fluid nature of operations and personnel. According to ADRP 6-22, “candor and integrity must always be the hallmark of a strategic leader to earn general trust.” Trust is especially important in a joint environment because there is a heavy reliance on others to achieve outcomes. Many of these officers are given tremendous tasks that have life-altering results for the followers within the organization. Therefore, leaders must demonstrate good character, presence, and intellect in order to establish trust while working with others both inside and outside of the
My experiences in the military have given me plenty of leadership (management) time, but my personality better suits me to be a contract negotiator. A manager makes a final decision which I can do, but I would rather have a person with more experience make that choice. Different actions would be gathered and then presented to management. Listening, taking notes, reading body language (due to college), compromising, and organizing our most recognized personality traits. These traits have made me interested with working through teamwork to get the mission accomplished in the safest and most efficient ways possible.