Leadership

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    I was (not so) recently appointed as a Flight Commander in my CAP squadron. I have been an officer for only a few months, and I think my leadership style is good, but to test out my theories and ideas, I'd like to see if my idea of good leadership corresponds with those that post here.

    So, what qualities in a leader do you respect? What examples of leadership have you experienced that were bad? That were good?

    Any input at all is appreciated, and thank you.
     
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    Ability to think for oneself

    Ability to know when to kick something 'up'

    Abilitiy to differentiate between complaining and justified concern

    getting started...
     
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    Not letting it go to your head and keeping an open mind to criticism. No one is perfect and the best leaders are those who recognize their fallible nature and work to make progress rather than tout their appointed superiority.
     
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    If you havent already I recommend Rudy Guiliani's book on leadership.
     
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    http://www.uspharmd.com/usmc/mcleader.htm
     
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    Lead by example.
     
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    The U.S. Army's Eleven Leadership Principles:

    Be tactically and technically proficient
    Know yourself and seek self-improvement
    Know your soldiers and look out for their welfare
    Keep your soldiers informed
    Set the example
    Ensure the task is understood, supervised and accomplished
    Train your soldiers as a team
    Make sound and timely decisions
    Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates
    Employ your unit in accordance with its capabilities
    Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions


    Organizations consist of three components:
    The structure gives the organization its form and dictates the way it will interact.
    The followers respond to the structure and the leaders.
    The leaders determine the ultimate effectiveness of the organization as the character and skills that they bring determine the way problems are solved and tasks are accomplished.

    U.S. Army 23 Traits of Character:

    Bearing
    Confidence
    Courage
    Integrity
    Decisiveness
    Justice
    Endurance
    Tact
    Initiative
    Coolness
    Maturity
    Improvement
    Will
    Assertiveness
    Candor
    Sense of humor
    Competence
    Commitment
    Creativity
    Self-discipline
    Humility
    Flexibility
    Empathy/Compassion

    http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadchr.html
     
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    Were you enlisted before your commission? If so you don't need to check your leadership abilities because it is you ability to lead that got your commission.
    And if you just left the acadamy then you should know that being a junior 2nd Lui means you'll have to learn to trust your senior NCO's and know it is there ability to lead and your common knowledge of being an officer that makes you a good leader.
     

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