The Leadership Theory Of The National Guard

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In our organization, I would apply the Leadership theory. This theory is applicable to the National Guard because they both constantly evolve. One example for the Leadership Theory in the military are constant changes. Technology and policies constantly change in the military. The most recent change is same sex marriages are eligible for Tricare benefits. Transgender training has now been implemented into the ranks. As a leader, you must adapt and ensure the ranks understand and comply with these changes. “In more stable preindustrial times of the 19th century when our society was largely agrarian, early leadership scholars were in search of specific traits, or distinguishing qualities or characteristics of a person’s nature, that defined…show more content…
“All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership; I know my Soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own; I will communicate consistently with my Soldiers and never leave them uninformed; I will be fair and impartial when recommending rewards and punishment (US Army).” These are excerpts from the Army’s basic mission statement. When Leaders within my organization follow this guidance, you earn the respect to influence those around you.
Soldiers and Leadership are extremely receptive to this leadership style. I would not recommend another strategy. Keeping leadership styles simple, easy to follow, and easily understood is better for the Army. Mainly, because there are so many Leaders and Followers of many different backgrounds. Understanding and being able to communicate the mission statement is the overall goal. Keeping the statements simple and direct makes more of an impact. If you create a confusing or complex mission statement, you could confuse or offend organizational members of all ranks due to educational levels or their cultural backgrounds.
In my organization, Transformational and Transactional Leadership come together quite often. The text describes both as, “Transactional and transformational styles of leadership are sometimes interrelated; a trans¬formational leader, for example, can be and often is
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