Rambo Self Assessment
Seminar 7, LTC Rambo, Chuck LTC, USA
As I work to identify, understand and develop my strengths and weaknesses revealed through several different leadership surveys and the curriculum of the Air War College, I felt it important, as it stands today, to analyze my abilities to lead at the senior (strategic) level in a dynamic Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment. Therefore, after four combat deployments and a plethora of tactical and operational knowledge, I am looking forward to preparing myself for the move to the next level—Strategic—with an understanding of my strengths and weaknesses coupled with a solid plan for growth and development.
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Your decisions, choices, and actions determine your character and I think being a morally and ethically sound leader is mandatory at any level. It would be a futile attempt to consider any other weaknesses or strengths, if you have a character flaw. Integrity and trust are the building blocks on which all other actions are determined and there can be no substitution. If there is a crack, the leader will have a tremendous character flaw. I am not one to throw the first stone and I am not perfect, but throughout my career, with all the mistakes I have made, I always had a sense of pride that my integrity was never in jeopardy or questioned. I like to lead in the same way I want someone to lead me…with trust and confidence in my abilities. I think this is very true and working for an ethically sound boss would make that job seem worthwhile and one character attribute that will serve me well at the strategic …show more content…
The problem I had with him and the quote was he was closed-minded and never saw himself very honestly…his inability to share his vision or communicate well with others and his demeaning leadership style all eluded him. I learned a lot from him; just not the positive things he thought he was passing on to his junior leaders. This has been a fear of mine for some time now- being able to see myself opening and honestly. Really taking constructive feedback and making real changes. Learning and focusing on how to overcome my failures and improve upon my strengths is paramount to my military success. I listed three above, but as I progress through my internal learning and development, I will not limit myself to just those three. Additionally, reviewing past leadership assessments, I realized I am very decisive and do not facilitate or delegate very well. These are additional attributes I need to work on and almost every case study; we have covered in this course touches on a problem dealing with one those issues. Reading all the leadership books and class discussions, I feel like I have positioned myself for success in the future. The struggle is learning to be honest with myself-- I am working on that daily. I believe with the case materials reviewed and the leadership lessons learned in class and