Warrior Ethos Leadership Philosophy

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What is my leadership philosophy? Over twenty years ago, I raised my right hand and took an oath of office by which I swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. 5 U.S.C. §3331 I took this oath freely and without reservation because I come from a long line military service, as my father was an…show more content…
In a broader sense, the Warrior Ethos is a way of life that applies to our personal and professional lives as well. It defines who we are and who we aspire to become. https://www.army.mil/values/warrior.html My leadership philosophy is based on a set of values that I try to model and expect others to aspire to and attain. While I have never been in a supervisory position, I believe leaders often stand in front but rather leads from within and true leadership transcends any position on an organizational chart. Above all, I believe that the two most important assets of a leader are sound vision and impenetrable integrity. I hold all leaders, including myself to the highest standards with respect to these two…show more content…
They do not place themselves at the center; they place others there. They do not seek attention of others; they give their attention to others. They do not focus on satisfying their own aims and desires; they look for ways to respond to the needs and interests of their constituents. They are not self-centered; they are constituent-centered. (p. 28) Over my twenty-year career, the core aspects of my leadership philosophy have been constant while other parts evolved with me, as I changed jobs and responsibilities and while I matured and gained new perspectives. Mahatma Gandhi said it best, “You have to be the change that you want to see in the world.” In keeping with the military’s practice of conducting after action reviews after military exercises, I hope my written leadership philosophy will become a contract to keep me in check and ensure I “walked the talk.” This assignment not only afforded me an opportunity to examine what I believe, but it also gave me the opportunity to put the pieces of my philosophy together in a coherent manner to let others know about me and how I
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