Command Sergeant Major's Leadership Philosophy
Leadership is an art, not a science. Therefore, we as senior leaders must professionally develop our junior soldiers through experience, counseling and mentoring. We must mentor our soldiers to be ethical standard bearers and to live up to and enforce Army valves. 1. The following statements represent my Leadership Philosophy that we must ensure as Non-Commissioned Officers and leaders of soldiers that we are working as one team to produce the best trained soldiers in the Army. a. Proficient caring leaders: I expect proficient Leaders to demonstrate caring attitudes toward the soldiers in their charge. We must lead from the front and set the example at all times. Caring for soldiers is the foundation of the Army. The most precious asset we have is each other and above all our soldiers in the organization must truly know we care for them and their families. b. Teamwork: As leaders we must work as a team in every aspect of training. Soldiers need to cooperate with each other and become one. A well-disciplined caring team will build cohesiveness, which is a bond that no force can break. Soldiers will not play the Officer against the NCO if they truly understand you are one. I will personally be involved in individual training and will insist we are trained. c. Communication: Along with teamwork, communication is what soldiers normally see as a command failure. Soldiers must be able to use the chain of command and chain of support, both formal and informal. I expect every soldier to utilize communication to its fullest extent. As soon as a leader gives directives to soldiers, I expect the details to be worked out and soldiers to receive the information rapidly. d. Leadership: This is in no way a zero defects business. I expect soldiers to make honest mistakes and learn from the experience… you can expect me to make honest mistakes as well… we will learn together. Leaders are positive, proactive, and look for problems...
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