Leadership is what you are here to learn—the qualities of character and mind that will make you fit to command a platoon, and beyond that, perhaps, a company, a battalion, or, if you leave the military, a corporation, a foundation, a department of government. Solitude is what you have the least of here, especially as plebes. You don’t even have privacy, the opportunity simply to be physically alone, never mind solitude, the ability to be alone with your thoughts. And yet I submit to you that solitude is one of the most important necessities of true leadership. This lecture will be an attempt to explain why.
It is important to exhibit, model and display these traits. Simply possessing each trait is not enough; you have to display it in a way that people notice. People want to see that you actively demonstrate these leadership qualities and will not just assume that you have them. It isn’t enough to just be neutral. For example, just because you are not dishonest will not cause people to recognize that you are honest. Just avoiding displays of incompetence won’t inspire the same confidence as truly displaying competence.
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Throughout my working career as a soldier in the US Army, DoD Civilian as well as work done in other spheres, I have had the opportunity of working with some of the very best leaders and managers who excel in their various fields of endeavor meaning they are competent in their jobs, communicate regularly, candid with their constituents, honest with employees, open minded, go to bat for their subordinates, and best of all will not ask of their employees anything they are not capable of doing themselves. I have also seen pretentious leaders and managers who lack the essential qualities of a leader and rule their constituents strictly by the neo-classical techniques and bottom line requirements and the results they achieve are self evident. I personally believe that leadership traits can be acquired through learning, practice, repetition and most important of all discipline.
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The object of this essay is to get management to begin thinking or rethinking their ideas concerning one aspect of leadership: the decision-making process. As managers, we are also leaders, who must have a sense of vision for the future, an orientation toward action, and a facility for persuasion -- we must be able to motivate our colleagues into action within a healthy and happy work environment, and part of that must come from a projection of decisiveness. As Michael Novak points out in Executives Must Be AIlowed to Execute:
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Mark Interesting article. I am doing a presentation on Leadership qualities. May I use some of your material giving you credit? This is for a group of academically disadvantaged students.