My Strengths And Weaknesses At The Air War College

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I will use the Right to Lead Assessment Model (RLAM) as a construct to conduct a structured and reflective self-assessment that will serve as a critical analysis of my ability as it currently stands to lead at the senior (strategic) level in a dynamic Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environment and outline a plan to address my shortcomings while attending the Air War College. My area of focus will consist of the above the “red line” elements in the RLAM, beginning with relevance and incorporating my strengths and weaknesses across the core elements of competence, character and personality. Lastly, I will provide a detailed plan of action on how I intended to address my weaknesses and leverage my strengths.…show more content…
During these tours, I demonstrated the ability to solve complex Joint and Service challenges and while in combat, navigate complex leadership challenges to include overcoming the impacts of two “killed in action” deaths. Although I have established a modicum level of relevance within my service and across the Joint community up to this point of my career, I recognize the mistakes that I made along the way, were in large part, because of my weaknesses and underdeveloped skill sets. The RLAM model “red line” is the line that separates the leaders who decide to make a difference versus those who choose to remain safe and only do the minimum required. A leader that aspires to be relevant at the at the senior (strategic) level must possess the drive to eliminate or mitigate their weaknesses, possess the drive to improve, and continue to leverage their strengths, or thrive above the “red line.” Competence is an imperative to being relevant at the senior (strategic) level. A senior (strategic) leader’s cognitive capacity or ability to think critically and creatively is essential. These skills allow you to maintain objectivity and gain perspective when approaching and solving problems, specifically the “wicked problems” that characterize the JIIM environment. These skills also allow you to remain flexible, adaptable and open-minded, all critical aspects to thriving in the operational
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