Leadership In The Military

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Leadership is defined, according to, as a person who guides, and/or directs a group.I believe that is very true, however with the Military rapidly growing, and becoming more diverse, today’s leaders must be able to lead the new generation of soldiers.Leadership is very different in today’s world and is reflected through one’s core values.So today’s leader’s must have the ability to communicate effectively, have social intelligence, empathy, and wisdom.
The Noncommissioned Officer Creed states that, “I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed.” Communication is a very vital part of any relationship, and is the thing that brings respect.Communication, and openness can create a form of vulnerability, and a connection that enables a leader to relate with his or her
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Also social intelligence in this day, and age gives a leader the capacity to manage complex social changes.United States is the melting pot of many races, cultures, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds, so it imperative that we as leaders know how to connect, and lead with these diversities. Harold S. Geneen stated that, “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” (https://www.brainy/quotes/topic_leadership.html)
Many times leaders are thought to be placed on pedestals, and are often times detached from their soldiers.Empathy is an action

SSG Margo E. Watson
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16 August 2017 that shows your subordinates that you care about their welfare, and allows you to see your
soldiers in a more humanistic way, and not just as a number.
Anthony Williams stated that, “Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from
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