Leadership Philosophies

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Leadership philosophy is discussed in almost all leadership courses. Great leader’s actions are dissected and analyzed. Their words put on pedestals as examples and written on the walls of memorials. Leadership is more than just actions and more than mere words. Leadership is the ability to positively influence and motivate others to accomplish a mission or task. I use the word positively to distinguish leadership and dictatorship. Anyone with authority can bark orders, but all they will get done is exactly as they instructed. Effective leadership conveys the importance of a task and creates buy in from those you work with. If every member understands why a job needs to get accomplished and believes in the mission, they will do their best to …show more content…
For the first behavior, to show others how their long-term interests can be realized by enlisting in a common vision; I am going to do a better job in bringing the Chief’s mess together. I reported to a completely dysfunctional mess due to some events that happened before I arrived. We have gotten a great deal better, but I feel there is still more room for improvement. I need to identify the root of why each Chief is here and find out what their aspirations are. We are not all going to be the same, but we can find a true common ground that is solid and build from there. Once we are all on the same vision, we as a mess can spread the vision throughout the command. This will be done through making concrete plans, and establishing measurable milestones for the projects and programs we work on. Using two leadership behaviors I will be able to accomplish my task as well as ensuring the mess accomplishes the bigger task …show more content…
I truly get to know everyone I work with on a personal and professional level. Some call it intrusive leadership, but I do not like that word. Knowing what compels those around you allows you to influence and motivate them in a positive manner. I do not make promises I cannot keep and will follow through with anything I say I will do. I am fair but will hold those that do not adhere to the standards accountable uniformly. This style has served me well in my career and truly helps in my current job. If my crew does not trust I am looking out for their best intentions, I have

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