Army defines leadership as “influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation, while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.” As a professional Non-Commissioned officer, proudly serving in the United State Army and within the boundary that clearly depicts vivid picture of Army Leadership. I am SGT Mostafazadeh define and develop my first Leadership Philosophy and most importantly use it in the daily bases and maintain revision and update it as I develop and learn new thing throughout my Military Carrere.
Great battles have been won and lost due to leadership. However, what does it truly mean to be a leader? A leader is more than someone who makes decisions and tells you what to do. A leader guides by providing a clear vision, lives by example, and empowers those around them, so, that they too will become leaders. Furthermore, an exceptional leader can transform the lives of those under their guidance. According to Northouse, leadership is “a process by whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” Though some are born with traits that make them inclined to be leaders (trait-theory of leadership), including intelligence, self-confidence, determination,
A topic that the Marine Corps has been debating for the past decade is whether or not there should be a policy regarding tattoos. It has been a constant struggle to balance the personal desires of the individual Marine and maintain the appearance of professionalism that is expected of the Marine Corps. A tattoo policy definitely needs to be in place in order to maintain a positive perception, sustain good order and discipline, and provide a standard of uniformity.
When I raised my hand, and took my oath of service I had no idea of the journey
All people have different opinions on how a leader should handle things. Such as war, people, poverty, and even themselves. Both Machiavelli in “The qualities of the prince” talks about on how a prince is supposed to be a leader and that good leaders must learn not to be convenient or compassionate to keep stability. Lao Tzu in “Thoughts from the Tao-te Ching” believes in having a silent leader so the people will do what he wants them to do and fill like they are not being guided. Both have different opinions on what a leader should or should not be. Even though Machiavelli and Lao Tzu are in two completely different time periods both of them do make great points
There are three basic leadership styles, they consist of: authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire. Leaders who utilize the authoritarian style of leadership give orders, are involved in most if not all decisions, and expect absolute adherence to their directives. Conversely, leaders who favor the laissez-faire style of leadership allow subordinates almost absolute freedom, giving little to no direction. Somewhere in the middle of these two styles, is the democratic style. Democratic leaders gather a consensus from their subordinates or constituents considering their opinions on an issue, before making a final decision on the issue. Princess Atta used all three styles in the film, but primarily used a democratic style type of leadership.
Most of the leadership I had to deal with in the Marine Corps. was the same way Rochard Fuld used to control his followers. I am blessed I had to deal with that type of disgusting treatment for four years. It has taught me using fear, intimidation and favoritism is never the answer to accomplish the organizations mission. As leaders, we need to treat people how we expect and deserve to be valued. I am appalled that your mother had to show up to work in fear, dealing with intimidation.
“Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines. Military ranks and the military rank system define among others dominance, authority, as well as roles and responsibility in a military hierarchy. The military rank system incorporates the principles of exercising power and authority, and the military chain of command – the succession of commanders superior to subordinates through which command is exercised – constructs an important component for organized collective action.”
The organizational factors include: flexibility, responsibility, standards, rewards, clarity, and commitment. The research shows that the coercive and pacesetting styles have a negative correlations on organizational climate while the other four styles have a positive impact. Thus, except for unusual circumstances where coercive and pacesetting styles might be appropriate, leaders should normally use a combination of the authoritative, affiliative, democratic and coaching styles to achieve success. The best leaders will sense from their emotional intelligence when to use each of these styles. If you are an aspiring leader or a leader who wants to get to the next level of leadership excellence, Goleman’s article is a great primer on how to effectively use different leadership
From the moment a recruit sets foot on the yellow footprints they begin a journey of knowledge and learning about leadership. Although an elusive concept, the Marine Corps uses many avenues to instill leadership in Marines such as leadership acronyms, leadership traits, the commandant’s professional reading list (CPRL), and professional military education. The CPRL, in particular, offers Marine officers a wide range of reference material to help shape and grow their leadership abilities. The following books from the CPRL stand out as the most influ-ential to my growth as a leader: Lincoln on Leadership, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and Good to Great. From engaging with subordinates, incorporating Marines into the entire plan-ning process,
I have been in the military for a little over 15 years. Throughout my career, I have learned from every single leader over me and subordinate under me. Some I have learned positives, while others the opposite. My leadership philosophy is to live the Army Values and use them in everything I do, and not make anyone do something I am not willing to do myself.
Everyone wants an employer who has a good trait. Employers with good traits that will train their employees are more eager and happy to complete the tasks given. Compared to employers with bad traits, will make employees feel stressed and ill at ease in completing their job. Grounded along the situation collapsed, we can pick up that Boss A act as a democratic leadership. He is very friendly and also fair-minded. He is giving encouragement to the employees to do the job. While Boss B is real hard-and-fast and not supportive. He will make the employees feel scared to finish the task that has been created. In this essay, I will compare and contrast between the democratic leadership and paternal leadership. What is the difference between the both
The entire military structure is based on the idea of decentralized leadership. This is centered upon the concept of Commanders intent, be it at the company level or from a four star general. The commander defines the overall mission or objective and supplies concepts of accomplishment (or intent), and is then supposed to trust subordinates to take these charges and complete them. The true measure of success of a leader is how well they empower subordinates to accomplish a task. We have all had a superior at some point in our lives give us a task, then look over our shoulder the entire time the assignment was being completed. This is poor leadership that causes resentment from the worker and wastes time that the commander could be spending
With the many levels I have seen many styles of leadership. I have seen every aspect of the Full Range leadership Theory (FRL) throughout the last 18 years in the United States Air Force (USAF). FRL encompasses seven levels of performance impact, beginning with the lasseiz-faire style at the bottom with the least impact on employee performance and spanning upward to the Inspirational motivation at the top with the most impact on subordinates. My first supervisor in the Air Force was a very laissez-faire leader. He would be around for the first 5 minutes of my shift and I wouldn’t see him again until the end of the shift right before shift change. He didn’t really care about my development or training, and frequently blamed my coworkers
Growing up in a time when bosses and teachers led in a mostly domination or coercion style (Northouse pg. 14), I never imagined myself being a leader. My personal style is mostly intrapersonal (Gardner, Multiple Intelligences, available at: http://howardgardner.com/multiple-intelligences) and in my past experiences at school and work, I believed that I did not have the qualities needed to be a leader ie; to dominate and coerce people. However, as I have grown professionally and personally I have come to realise that there are different types of leadership styles and each are effective in their own way. From my personal experiences, I firmly believe that almost everyone can be a leader if they