Ineffective Leadership Essay

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Every Soldier has met a leader who made a negative or positive impact on them. Most often we recall the leaders associated with negative impacts. The Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer is the blue print for leaders to emulate. Utilizing peer evaluations will place struggling leaders, if not point them back on the path of effective leadership. “No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer I realize I am part of a time honored corps known as the Backbone of the Army” (Birgham; 1974). These words are an excerpt of what started out as three letters on paper, N.C.O; and have evolved into what Noncommissioned Officers (NCO) are to emulate. There is conviction behind each word belted out, whether it is recited in it’s …show more content…
A Senior NCO orchestrated a prostitution ring utilizing lower enlisted females and glamorized a quick source of income. Sergeant First Class McQueen struggled with his finances. If his peers observed his financial issues, addressed it prior to a quick money scheme, a prostitution ring would not have been formed. This fosters an environment where there is no trust in the leader. Ineffective leadership ranges from bullying, intimidation or belittling soldiers in front of others. The consequences of retaining ineffective and incompetent leaders are damaging to the force. It will pave an example of what younger Soldiers are to become; leaders that lack technical and tactical proficiencies. An example of ineffective leadership is a senior NCO making lewd statements to a group of junior NCOs. Not only does this detract from a professional setting; but degrades unit cohesion. As leaders; it is imperative we enforce the Sexual Harassment and Assault Program example for junior leaders. If not enforced, the behavior appears acceptable and spreads to other individuals in the

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