By Sergeant Major Briel
Vision: I intend to lead a high quality combat ready unit, capable of performing all task assigned to us our commander. All leaders and Soldiers assigned to this unit will support the Commander’s intent and execute his vision in a professional well trained manner with an outcome that achieves his end state.
Purpose: My Leadership philosophy applies to every Soldier in this unit not just those in leadership positions. Therefore, all Soldiers are potential leaders! Leadership is an art and is not learned overnight. Leader is the culmination of training, lessons learned and life experience combined with a persons’ character and values.
My Leadership Philosophy: All Soldiers are entitled to quality leadership. We will provide that quality leadership by adhering to the following principles.
1) Focus of the fundamentals.
a. Learn leadership doctrine. Read FM 6-22. This manual lays the foundation for everything we do. I consider this fundamental step one for every leader!
b. Communicate effectively. Nothing in the military is more important than effective communication. Communication is a skill that must be learned and practiced over and over again. Always issue clear and concise orders. Do not assume that because you thing you said it clear that your orders are clearly understood! Conduct back briefs when issue orders. If you find that you subordinates routinely misinterpret your instructions that you as a leader as the leader have a responsibility to learn a more effective method of communication. Soldiers should never be afraid of talking to their leadership. Encourage open communication. Effective communication is critical when time is short and lives are on the line. Practice in peace time and lives in war!
c. LEAD BY EXAMPLE! Do not be the leader to who talks about the right thing……. Do the thing! Doing the right thing all the time is hard and takes a lot of discipline. We owe it to...