Essay On Army Leadership

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ADP 6-22 says “An Army leader is anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals.” This means that anyone in the Chain of Command can be a leader from the Battalion Commander to the lowest private. Leadership defined is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization. As an Army leader I need to build trust by being honest and dependable. Without trust, my people won’t follow me, and I will not be able to influence them in any way. This is what creates negative leadership, a negative leader may be able to accomplish the mission in the short term, but in the long-term soldiers…show more content…
How they go about this is key essential to the mission. A negative leader can bark commands all day long but after a while this is going to wear down not only the subordinates but also the leader. A leader needs to be positive and lead by example. They must possess and display the army values and the warrior ethos in their everyday lives. The phrase “Do as I say, not as I do” is an example negative leadership. If a leader were to live by this philosophy, then they would only get the bare minimum performance out of their people. This reflects on a leader’s character. This leads into the attributes of a leader. A good leader must create a positive environment and foster esprit de corps within his or her unit. They must not only develop others but also develop and prepare themselves each and every day. They must continue to better themselves each and every day. A leader should also give off a strong intellect and mental fortitude. They need to have mental agility, sound judgement, innovation, and personal expertise. This will give a leader the qualities to create a sound positive environment within his unit. Others will see these qualities and have a good first impression of you as a

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