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Leadership Principles

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Pat Tower

on 8 May 2010

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Transcript of Leadership Principles

“In any Army, in any time, the purpose of ‘leadership’ is to get the job done. Competent military leaders develop trust, focus effort, clarify objectives, inspire confidence, build teams, set the example, keep hope alive, rationalize sacrifice…. Desirable qualities and skills may vary a bit, but the basic formula for leader success has changed little in 2,000 years.”
General Walter F. Ulmer Jr, US Army
Military Leadership:
In Pursuit of Excellence
Leadership Principles
Clarify objectives and intent. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”   General George S Patton Jr
Solve problems; make timely decisions. “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”
Direct; motivate by persuasion and example and by sharing risks and hardships.
“Lead by example”
Build teamwork and cohesion. Keep subordinates informed; explain events and decisions.
Mentor, educate and develop subordinates.
Maintain situational awareness; seek information; keep current. Treat subordinates fairly; respond to their concerns; represent their interests. "Know your people."
Learn from experience and those who have experience. “We don’t have time to make all the mistakes ourselves…”
Maintain order; uphold professional norms and exemplify and reinforce your corporate ethos. Train individuals and teams under realistic conditions. Leadership is directing, motivating and enabling others to accomplish the mission professionally and ethically, while developing or improving capabilities that contribute to mission success. LEADERSHIP Distributed Leadership Achieve professional competence and pursue self-improvement. Life Boat Leadership
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