Army 's Leadership On The Emotional Side Of Leadership

1235 Words Jun 26th, 2016 5 Pages
According to the Army’s leadership doctrinal manual, Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 6-22, Army leadership is “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.” The missing link within this doctrinal definition and the field manual is an all-inclusive importance on the emotional side of leadership. The ability for leaders to be aware one or check their emotions as it not only affects them, but their subordinates and organizations in successfully accomplishing missions and tasks assigned from higher headquarter elements (ADP 6-22, 2012). According to Daniel Goleman, an accomplished psychologist and author, significant elements to being a successful a leader are an ability to exercise and awareness of their emotions while understanding how their emotional capability impacts the way he leads and influences on their followers (Champoux, 2011). Army leaders are dictated by and required to adhered to ADP 6-22 which outlines the attributes and competencies of leaders within the Army. ADP 6-22 states an Army leader is anybody who, by virtue of presumed role or assigned accountability, motivates and influences people to accomplish an organization’s goals. Leaders within the Army motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command to pursue actions, focus thinking, and make decisions for the overall well-being of the organization. According to the Army’s definition,…
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