It is by far the finest book I have read, and it continues to impact how I lead. 2. We Were Soldiers Once … and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway Pete Kilner: I read this while at the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. I was struck by how Hal Moore and his commanders knew their Soldiers, by the things Moore did to create a winning culture and by how unpredictable war can be. Another big takeaway was that despite the brutality and emotions of combat, a leader must remain calm, see the big picture, and anticipate the “next steps” for his unit and the enemy.
This style of leadership would be bet suited to new team members and also to existing team members that need close and continual management they require a great deal of supervision and guidance to enable us to meet SLA’s and KPI’s Although this style can be seen by some as a heavy handed, almost as a military approach to leadership, it is necessary. The individual is not placed under any pressure to get things right from the outset. They will hopefully understand that they require additional support and guidance, while they are learning a new role and are able to begin to develop a relationship with the other team members. Democratic (Participative)
The military of the U.S.A. need more people who are good leaders so the military can act as one big unit and be very efficient at what they do. Leadership is said to be everything and nothing. It is everything because it can be found at all levels in organizations, not just at the top. All individual behavior has leadership implications, some more than others. Because leadership is based on action, it emerges as a function of participation and interaction within the organization.
The profession of a Soldier is not something to be taken lightly. American Soldiers are put through the most intense, realistic, and effective training in the World. They are tested physically, mentally, and spiritually to their wits end. Pushing every aspect of their person to the limits. All this is saying, with this kind of training, experience, trust, and responsibility there is no doubt that this position is fully qualified as a profession.
Sometimes this style is also described as autocratic. It is a common leadership style and is used when a leader needs to keep as much power as possible and keep control over the decision making. Subordinates are expected to obey orders without arguing back or in need of an explanation to do what they have been ordered to do. In the public services this leadership maybe used when you have all the information to solve the problem or you are working to a deadline. This is not an effective way to get the best result from a team, but it has some advantages in situations where there is pressure to get the task done, like in the armed forces.
This is what makes a leader to me. This is the kind of leader I want to be. I want to be a leader with the qualities like these, and the prime example of this type of leader is a military officer. Some people would disagree with me about the qualities of a proper leader. Some would say that a leader is someone who never gives up or someone who gives their current task their all.
A leader must be able to teach those followers. Beowulf was a leader among leaders. He showed time and again in this epic that he was a hero able to accomplish peace and honor those among him. He had a sense of responsibility that came from his strength and the respect others gave him. He was a selfless man, warrior, and king all men revered and looked to in the worst of times and I am sure in the best of
Ender takes this adversity as a challenge and quickly trains them to be the best army by selecting the best leaders for his platoons and allowing them to improvise when necessary. He leads by being what every soldier wants to be. All of his soldiers respect and trust him, and they are ready to make quick decisions or follow an order when it truly
I also discussed who he is, what he did to become such a great leader, when did they became a leader, where leadership characteristics were shown, and why he is a leader. Washington knew how to take charge, keep his subordinates informed, and prepare clear, concise operation orders. George Washington has gone down in history being one of the greatest leaders that has lived, and made a huge impact on society as we know
This reform was significant as it the discipline imposed and the skills developed through training made the Roman army “one of the finest fighting machines of antiquity”-Plutarch. The significance of all Marius’ reforms to the Roman military was major in that they provided above all else an intense sense of unity within every legion. Men were included despite background; all men wore the same equipment and were than divided into smaller groups to unite as one. According to Scullard, “Marius made the army more mobile and independent by making the