Philosophy on Leadership
1. Leaders lead by example. They are leaders both in and out of uniform. Leaders should perform in a manner that their Soldiers would strive to emulate them. Leaders use sound judgment and make wise decisions based on experience and what they know is right.
2. Leaders know how to motivate their Soldiers. They are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. Non-commissioned Officers lead from the front with competence and confidence that inspires their Soldiers to follow them.
3. Leaders are self-disciplined and do not require someone else to “police them up”. Leaders evaluate themselves daily and always do what they know is morally and ethically right, even when no one else is watching.
4. Leaders instill discipline in their Soldiers through respect and a strong set of values. They use the Army Values and Warrior Ethos as building blocks for developing Soldiers. Leaders are not afraid to discipline through corrective training. They know that in order to teach and correct Soldiers, they must be present with the Soldier to ensure he or she learns and understands the intent of the training. While correcting infractions and teaching the “right way”, leaders are showing their Soldiers how to be successful.
5. Leaders keep their Soldiers informed. They know how to communicate effectively with their soldiers. Leaders give specific instructions and ensure those instructions are fully understood. It has been said that an uninformed soldier is a useless soldier. Talk to your Soldiers. Post training schedules, duty rosters, policy letters, etc., and ensure your Soldiers read them. Give soldiers time to prepare themselves for events to come.
6. Leaders take care of Soldiers. This is at the forefront of the duties of the Non-Commissioned Officer. They ensure the Soldiers needs are met, and they ensure the Soldier is adhering to the needs of his or her family.
7. Leaders ensure the mission is accomplished on...