12 Domains of Culture Essay

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PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN

PART I: PERSONAL VALUES

My top 5 values are:

1. Family is by far my most important value. Without family I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. Rather it’s my grandparents, parents or wife, when nobody else is there for me they are. Family however isn’t just about blood relatives with me but my closest friends in the world too. The same respect and love I have for my actual family I have for my closest friends too, so I consider them extended family.

2. Respect is my second value. Without having respect for someone or something then you won’t ever have progress in whatever you wish to accomplish. The cool thing about respect is, it’s earned and not given. When there is
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I think about General Patton where he led thousands through battle successfully. Then I think about Joe Montana who led the 49ers to three Super Bowl titles in historic fashion. The thing about all three of these guys was they didn’t ask anyone to allow them to lead; they just gained the respect of their people where they were allowed to lead. I want to be the same way, where people just look for me to lead them off respect rather I out rank them or they out rank me. For instance, if we put forty people in a room together with no rank insignias, after two weeks would I be one of the people the group looks to for leadership? That’s one of the questions I ask myself everyday, without the stripes am I still the same leader with them. I think the best thing I’ve ever been told is “it’s not about what you do for yourself TSgt Stack it’s about what you do for your people”. With that being said, I challenge myself to get better everyday as a leader but at the same time find ways to make the people around me better than me. It is very challenging to make yourself better but at the same time make sure the priority is making sure your people are getting better. If I had to some up my leadership statement in one sentence it would be to get better at everything I do but to ensure the people around me are even better at all that I do. Rather my military career or my post military career, I want to be known as the guy who made himself, organization and

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