All leaders no matter how great or revered make mistakes. As someone who strives to be a leader I strive to learn from not only my mistakes but also the mistakes of my leaders. I recently made a mistake I disrespected a leader in front of other leaders. Thus proving that no matter how much I thought of myself as a leader I am not yet a leader.The Marine Corps values rank structure
Almost everything can be tied back to the importance of accountability. The U.S. Army demands that all its members be accountable for their actions, equipment, records, duties and even for their fellow warriors. Planning for operations, especially during times of war, stresses the importance of
Among these five characteristics; military expertise, honorable service, trust, esprit de corps, and stewardship of the profession, I believe that military expertise and stewardship of the profession are the two characteristics that make a leader excel in the presence of their peers. ADRP 1 defines military expertise as, “Military expertise is the design, generation, support, and ethical application of land power, primarily in unified land operations, and all supporting capabilities essential to accomplish the mission in defense of the American people”. In order to gain trust from your subordinates for them to follow your guidance, a leader must have military expertise. Without being an expert in your field, subordinates will not trust your guidance provided unto them. ADRP 1 defines Stewardship of the Profession as, “Stewardship is the responsibility of Army professionals to ensure the profession maintains its five essential characteristics now and into the future”.
The soldier shows loyalty by standing by their team leader and shows respect by approaching both their team leader and the higher ranking NCO with tact to explain the situation from their understanding and what they witnessed. When a soldier and leader applies integrity into their day to day operation, they trust each other to do the right thing at all times. Honor plays also plays a major part in a soldier’s and leader’s work environment as well, that is just living up to the Army Values. Once they develop that habit they’re showing that they are honorable. An individual shows selfless service simply by put others before yourself.
“We Take Our Responsibility Seriously “ Responsibility and integrity are very closely linked. Integrity must be present for a person to be able to accept failure in being accountable. Responsibility is not stagnant in higher levels of command. Every soldier whether Officer or enlisted is responsible for sustaining the essential military capabilities he possess. Specifically to the officer over a platoon or unit, who might not be in control, but is directly responsible for these troops.
As David Foster Wallace’s speech ‘This is Water” states, he recognizes that we are exceptionally lucky to live in a society that prizes tolerance and diversity of belief. Where do these beliefs come from? These beliefs are the product of what he calls our ‘default setting’. We are hard-wired to be deeply and literally self-centered and arrogant. We operate with blind certainty, “a close mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up.” He also admits that a huge percentage of what he believes is correct is wrong.
In the words of Thomas Ricks’ in his war-time novel Making a Corps, this phenomenon is described as “Discipline […] the instant willing obedience to all orders, respect for authority, self-reliance and teamwork,” (Ricks 71). That is, only when soldiers are indoctrinated or disciplined into a particular “military ethos” can they conduct themselves in this uncomfortable, unusual, and at times inhumane manner. According to this assumption, that military ethos is applied to each soldier; however, I’d argue that although individualism is prominent in war, individuals tend to act out of collective motivation more so than individual motivation. Based on that premise, we can see that it is in fact more accurate to apply the concepts of a military ethos to a collective, rather than to individuals. In this paper, I will provide examples to demonstrate the validity of this
Equality 7-2521 has evolved into a person of his own throughout the story Anthem by Ayn Rand and in Ayn Rand’s “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?” , she explains aspects of being judged and doing the judging which can be compared with the situations that Equality 7-2521 experienced. I believe that he is correct for changing his mind and denouncing leaders of his society’s moral terms. I think this because everyone in his previous society were forced to be uniform and Equality 7-2521 had a special something inside him that opposingly forced him to differ with all of his fellow men. With the advice that Rand’s short essay provides, I believe that Equality 7-2521 would agree with her. Equality 7-2521 and Rand’s short
Accountability Is something that is very important and leader and superiors in the Military or in any job for that reason, for the simple fact that it is not only a requirement for you but also very important to your supervisors or chain of command depending on your situation. You can resort to accountability for many reason when it comes to daily productivity as a team or group. Maintaining accountability of anything wether it be equipment or people can be very helpful when it comes to dividing tasks and assignments or just keeping track of everybody or everything you are in charge of. Punctuality is also very important and plays a very big part in accountability, for example, a soldier is late to formation and doesn’t inform his supervisor, this can lead to his supervisor not being able to provide accurate numbers to his/her
Time management in the military Eddie White DI Page Time management in the military Time management is very important as any organization or individual who want to achieve his/her goals must strictly observe time. Time management requires someone to prioritize some tasks in some way; one should label some tasks as more imp01iant than others. The key factor in effective time management is usually accuracy because when you have accurate model of reality you are in a position to determine which task is more important than other. You can only realize the real gains in time management at the top but not at the bottom. Inaccurate understanding of reality can make your missions, goals and your projects to be meaningless