The Crazy Old Man - Original Writing Essay
During my younger, more influential years, I developed under the ideals of several Master Chiefs, and CWO’s. We had several names floating around the unit like “Old Wooden Tooth”, “The Rooster”, “Booger”, “Chewy Lewy”. These names were not associated to good leaders, but just the opposite. I was raised by crazy, booger eating, old dudes with wooden teeth. So how did I get to the level that I feel I am today, bad leadership? Bad leaders made me a good leader, I know some folks out there that would disagree. I grew into a good leader by learning how not to be a bad leader. With a little self-reflection, trial and error, and humility, I think I have become a better leader.
Areas for improvement
The lower scores on LPI showed that I need improvement on inspirational categories: 1. Describe a compelling image of what our future could be like. 2. Show others how their long-term interests can be realized by enlistment in a common vision. 3. Appeals to others to share an exciting dream of the future. These will be difficult changes to make as most of these inspirational ideas focus on the future. I lean forward on most of my responsibilities at work, but as for the future, I am more of a what’s on my plate type. I can’t say that I like losing our identity either, that will be a hard pill to swallow.
Five categories in my own definitions: 1. Good leadership takes time to evolve. The more you expose yourself to the science the faster it develops. As a…