Resilient Leadership: Character, Risk Management, And Selfless Service

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Introduction In the first two chapters of Resilient Leaders, U.S. Army Major General (Retired) Robert Dees describes many situations that molded his resilient leadership style. Those who serve in the military have many opportunities to sharpen their leadership skills, especially for commanding officers. Likewise, many concepts that soldiers learn in the military apply to many different organizations within non-military public and private sectors. This essay reiterates three salient concepts regarding character, risk management, and selfless service. Each concept reflects the direct nature of a leader and the roles that one must fulfill in order to be an effective, resilient leader in today’s dynamic, changing environment.
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All leaders will experience difficulties associated with their roles and responsibilities. Trials and tribulations are most often the stage where character is showcased (Dees, n.d.). Crises define leaders’ character by forcing them to demonstrate how they respond to difficult situations, and they also present “teachable moments” despite the fact that many leaders desire to run away from their crises (Dees, 2013). With this knowledge of future trials and tribulations, leaders should never
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Resilient leadership requires that one possess the intestinal fortitude to overcome odds on a persistent basis. Many scholars refer to the concept of resiliency as leadership grit, which Stoltz (2015) defines as “your capacity to get your team, or followers in general, to dig deep and do whatever it takes—even sacrifice, struggle, and suffer—to achieve their most worthy goals in the best ways” (p. 49). As one serves in a leadership position, it is important that a person exemplifies proper characteristics to which one’s subordinates can relate and follow (Franklin,

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