Mystery Essay

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In conjunction with completing a Personal Leadership Development Plan (PLDP), military officers going to command should also draft a Personal Leadership Philosophy. Others should begin to think about their personal leadership philosphy. According to Ed Ruggerio the author of The Leader's Compass: A Personal Leadership Philosophy Is Your Key to Success, 2nd Edition. Successful Leaders know their Personal Leadership Philosophy (PLP) and communicate it by living it passionately everyday in all they say and do. They have taken the time to determine who they are, their values and priorities. They know their course and have set their internal compass, which gives them greater self knowledge, greater self confidence, and improved effectiveness as a leader. This is accomplished by writing a Personal Leadership Philosophy, which states the core values you live by, what you expect of your people, what they can expect of you, and how you will evaluate performance. Your PLP can be drafted as a short speech you will give or a memo you will distribute to the command. It is for your use so the format is as you desire. Clarity , Brevity and Inspiration are the keys. One Example The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you of my personal philosophy on what I believe to be important. I also want to provide some guidance on how best to interact with me. In doing so, I hope you will come to understand why I do the things I do and learn to trust my actions and know where I’m heading. First and foremost I believe in PEOPLE. That is what we are about and that is why we are here. PEOPLE defines my values: Proficient. We need to be technically proficient at our jobs. Knowing what to do and how to do it is critical to the quality and service our customers’ demand. Learning never stops. We should seek out opportunities to continue our own

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