Personal Moral Compass

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It is important to take the time to discover what your moral compass is and decipher what it means to you. A moral compass is feelings or thoughts that guide you through life that conveys to you what is right and what is wrong. As we continue to get older, we realize through experiences how important it is to be aware of our own moral compass. Being mentally aware of your moral compass is vital to gaining more understanding of your capabilities as a leader for your organization. You will use your moral compass as a leader to not only contribute to the development of junior leaders, but also how you use it as it relates to your organizational mission. My personal moral compass is mostly derived through spirituality. It is my personal belief…show more content…
As Army leaders we have all swore an oath to our duty as Army officers. Outcome is the consequences based off a decision you made. In the Army the outcome is the result of your guidance you bestowed under your command, good bad or indifferent. Virtue is showing good moral behavior. All three of these definitions are parts of my moral compass and guides me through my career. I am dedicated to the oath of office. I hold my duties as an Army Officer very seriously because I realize the incredible responsibility that has been given to me. Any decision that I make for the benefit for the mission and my Soldiers are never made lightly. They are made with perspective and understanding of my duties so that I reached the desired favorable outcome. I operate with virtue because I know that I am a leader and a leader is a reflection of what I hold to be respectable behavior as a leader. I know that my subordinates do not only watch me, I realized that my peers and superiors are watching me. I don’t operate with virtue because I’m being watch; I operate with virtue because I believe that is how a leader should operate in order to…show more content…
Self-reflection is never easy. My moral philosophy could use some work. I have a strong evaluation of where I am and a strong understanding of where I think I should be. I think that constant evaluation and reflection of your own philosophy is something we all need to sit back and evaluate from time to time. I know what my weakness is. My weakness is I have a big heart and I naturally look for the good in everyone. Sometimes it causes me to make poor decision and therefore, results in poor outcomes. Life has taught me that not everyone has the same moral compass I possess. For a long time, I allowed myself to be disappointed by putting trust and expectations in people who just weren’t capable of achieve the standards I thought were acceptable. What I’ve learned is to simply accept people for who they are and respect them as individuals. I learned to expect people to operate within their own capabilities. Understanding what people’s capabilities are and not, helps me in setting priorities for them to achieve and not set standards that aren’t achievable. I think gaining that understanding is what made me a strong leader. I realize that my moral compass still needs work. I often see myself as a selfish individual. I am working on what I consider this to be a weakness in my personality, however I understand what it is, and work everyday to be less selfish. Becoming cognitive of my moral weaknesses, I’ve discovered that
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