Is imperative to understand the leadership trait of “Initiative” and how micromanagement and technology effects the development of this trait. But is amongst USMC sergeants to live by the leadership traits and generate problem solving, and character. Develop seminars, courses to keep Marines engage with other Marines. As well to provide feedback to senior leadership in how their leadership has been and how it can get
position, however, the strain between the ranks compounded. In his book Company Commander, historian Charles B. MacDonald described his experience as a newly commissioned captain to a combat-experienced regiment during the Battle of the Bulge. Early in the campaign, after his first engagement as the company’s commander, MacDonald recalled, “I wondered what the men of my headquarters group thought of me as a company commander now? Had I been a complete failure? Had I done anything correctly? Was my fear as noticeable as I imagined it must have been?” His feeling of inadequacy subsided for a time, only to re-emerge further in his story. After being wounded and rotating back to a hospital for treatment and recovery, MacDonald again found himself a replacement commander, this time to a different company. MacDonald detailed several instances throughout Company Commander where he internally second-guessed himself after giving a particular order. Personal turmoil pepper his account of the campaign, and provide a glimpse into the mindset of a young, inexperienced officer during a tumultuous time.
are quickly cut down by the well trained samurai, grant sees massacre going on and quickly
Without his leadership, the British may not have been able to conquer the French ship. Even though the British Navy was truly strong, even without the Captain, the role that he played enabled the amount of success to rise so high. This movie, which was set in 1805, clearly defined how important leadership was during this time period. 4 During the Napoleonic Wars, the French seemed to be completely dominating all others, led by Napoleon. This rising power most likely scared off and demoralized many, but the determination and bravery of some leaders proved to be a stronger force, such as the leadership of Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.5 Evidently shown in the scenes portrayed in the movie and in the reality of history, potent leadership can overcome all odds and conquer even the most lethal of
The Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOA) course introduced me to numerous tools and effective managerial, and leadership skills. I will apply tools and concepts that acquired from Academy to nurture an effective work environment at the Centralized Service Desk (CSD). Academy created a positive impression on me and I have seen a tremendous growth in my leadership style. I should be able to achieve an effective work environment by utilizing my experience from Academy such as stress management, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and a bigger picture of being Chief in the Coast Guard. In the stress management class we performed a stress map. The evaluation revealed that I was at the burnt out stage in a few categories. I do realize how much stress can cause wear and tear on your body.
As I embark on the newest chapter in my life it occurs to me that I must first take time to fully process and appreciate the magnitude of what it really is to be a Warrant Officer in the United States Army. From my own perspective as well as the perspective seen from society I can see my new responsibilities will hold a paramount position in many different aspects. This being said, I can look forward to a major shift in what my focus will be and how my decisions will directly impact those around me.
I spoke with my SEL, Senior Chief Reynolds, about the gun-decking case and the consequences that gun-decking can have in the fleet. As we discussed this case, Senior Chief stressed the importance of planning, loyalty, and trust. He told me that passing a command inspection is a big deal and requires an immense amount of planning and preparation. He said it was obvious that these sailors were not keeping the ship in fight mode and were not performing as war fighters in the ready. While passing this inspection can be very crucial in influencing the reputations of everyone from the division officer to the skipper, he emphasized there is never an appropriate time and place for gun-decking. He also explained the importance of having
A leader possesses many different skills in which they must know how to effectively use them, but all leaders weather good or bad must have these three leadership skills: they must be brave, must not be afraid to make decisions that will influence many people, and must be a good public speaker. In “Lord of the flies’ Jack and Ralph are the two main leaders, Jack being the somewhat evil leader, and Ralph the good leader. Them both possess these skills and use them throughout the story.
“There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that they were acting for the best--- in a way that cost them nothing. And that is why they let us down so badly” (Remarque 12). Leadership plays an important role in every war, especially those of major importance. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque has many examples of leadership on display. Three types of leadership displayed in the novel are Kantorek’s hypocritical leadership, Himmelstoss’s authoritarian leadership, and Kat’s pack leader qualities.
Captain Aubrey used supportive leadership to help Mr. Blakeney regain his self-confidence to be a great Midshipmen who helps the Royal Navy plans to defeat the Acheron (House, 1996, 330-336). Captain Aubrey also helps Blakeney because he knows Blakeney loves the Royal Navy, and Captain Aubrey cares about Blakeney’s well-being because Captain Aubrey was friends with Blakeney’s father who he fought alongside with in the Royal Navy.
This chapter deals with the condition of Britain’s import of naval stores in the 1710s and William Wood’s mercantile view. In particular, this chapter illustrates that the development of the naval stores policy had a crucial influence on mercantilist’s view about the naval stores policy and the Northern Colonies by analysing the increase in the amount of imported American naval stores.
In the fleet, there are many times when officers need to make difficult decisions: decisions that have large consequences. Sometimes, it seems easier to solve the problem by making the wrong decision because the immediate consequences can be a burden. However, it is important for officers to make the correct decisions, even if they have consequences. One situation that comes up often in the fleet is the opportunity to “gun-deck,” which means signing off on something that has not been finished or inspected. Since officers are the leaders in the military, they are the ones most often put in the position to gun-deck. Using moral theories learned in class, this paper will analyze the situation of gun-decking so the officer can come to the correct decision even if it will negatively affect them.
The Echo of Battle: The Army’s way of War, by Brian McCallister Linn; is an informative book that gives understanding on how war has defined the United States, whether it’s the Gettysburg, Iraq or the invisible battle that the military is fighting. United States favorite approach is through weapons and not much skills. However, it also explains that once weapons become silent or when there aren’t as many victories during war, the developing of new strategies becomes a key focus for the United States military. The Army focusing on new strategies and ways could better prepare them for the technology advances in today’s wars against other countries. The attack on 9/11 is the excuse for causing war or
A perfect example of Watership Down’s unique culture is a chapter called The Story of the Blessing of El-ahrairah. It describes how Frith created the world, and how El-ahrairah, whose people couldn’t be contained, were to be hunted by a thousand enemies. Frith also blessed El-ahrairah with the gift of speed, so that his wit can ensure his people’s safety. (Adams 34-37) Shortly after the story comes the rabbit phrase “Hoi, hoi u embleer Hrair, M’saion ulé hraka vair,” which translates to “Hoi, hoi, the stinking Thousand, We meet them even when we stop to pass our droppings.” (Adams 51)
To lead, know that it is ALL your responsibility - Once you have achieved the last two, think of the entire goal as your responsibility. Build your own competence first. Then, help, encourage, and fill in as many gaps as you can. Maintaining the trust of your team members as you do this is crucial. You should aim for the achievement of the goal and put personal benefit on the back burner for everyone to trust you and allow you to lead. Share credit, encourage, and provide genuine praise