ACHIEVES: THE MOST EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY
The Army Leadership Requirements Model (LRM) identifies three attributes (character, presence, and intellect) and three competencies (leads, develops, and achieves) which describes the common traits for all its leaders. Although designed for the U.S. Army, the most effective trait of a leader is the ability to achieve its objectives, or being results oriented leaders. Results oriented leaders performs the mission of the organization, giving it a purpose. They are also critical in sustaining the organization, in order to for it to perform it services. Finally, results oriented leaders are adaptable to unforeseen circumstances within an organization. This paper discusses how effective results oriented leaders contribute to their organizations.
Every organization exists “to provide a specific service that society cannot provide for itself”1, to satisfy client’s requirements. Results oriented leaders gives the organizations the purpose for existing by “executing plans to accomplish the mission”2 They develop the plan as to how to perform the primary service that is within the means of the organization while satisfying the client’s requirements. During the execution phase, his responsibility is to divide and assign tasks to subordinates based upon their capabilities, and monitor their “performance to identify strengths and correct weaknesses in organizations, groups, and individuals allows for accomplishing missions consistently and ethically”3. His final responsibility is to assess the quality of the of the service to ensure it meets the client’s needs. Organizations that do not have a purpose are either restructured to provide another service, or will cease to exist.
Although organizations have a specific purpose, not all personnel to perform its primary service. These personnel, such as human administration, logistics, and communications, work in departments that support the...