“Young Public Leaders Are Usually Less Effective b Essay

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“Young Public Leaders are Usually Less Effective because they have So Little Experience” A Statement Review “Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person’s ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my own experience”. ------ Carl Rogers (1961) I agree with the statement, “Young public leaders are usually less effective because they have so little experience.” Aside from using my thirty-five years of public and military service as the basis for agreeing with this statement, since beginning my career I have performed as a peer leader, a small unit leader, a squad, a detail, a platoon, a mission, a section, a shift, a company leader, and now I am a part of the executive staff for my organization with command and control of over 1500 men and women. Three sources from the public sphere that indicate that young public leaders are usually less effective because they have so little experience are: the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction No. 1320.13 (McGinn, 2009), which is the requirement for military officers to satisfy either months or years of “Time in Grade” (TIG) prior to promotion for each respective branch of service; Army Regulation (AR) number 600-8-19, Chapter 1, paragraph 27, which lists the training, or ”Professional Development” (Also known as educational) and TIG requirements for the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Army; and, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) (also known as “Contract”) between the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), Section 10.1. The legal justification for the TIG requirements can be found in Title 10, United States Code, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 36, Subchapter II, §619. The purpose of each of these sources is to outline the requirements

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