Leadership

Military Leadership Tip About Reflecting on Your Experience

I’m always looking for helpful leadership tips to improve my effectiveness. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things that really helped me increase my effectiveness. In today’s lesson, I’d like to share a tip about the importance of “reflecting on each experience.” I think that experience is overrated. Instead, it’s evaluated experience that is most …

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Army Troop Leading Procedures

In the Army, small unit leaders (officers and NCOs) utilize the Troop Leading Procedures to conduct mission analysis and plan for upcoming missions. The Troop Leading Procedures are a systematic approach to plan, resource, and execute any mission. In essence, the Troop Leading Procedures consist of eight simple steps military leaders should follow when planning missions. …

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Army Officer Basic Course

The Army Officer Basic Course is the first course offered in the Officer Professional Development Educational System for new Second Lieutenants. OBC is for newly Commissioned Officers, officers pending commission, and officers up to the rank of First Lieutenant. Each Army branch within the Army offers their very own branch specific Officer Basic Course. Several examples of different …

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Army Chain of Command: How it Works from the Top Down

The Army Chain of Command is a line of authority and responsibility, in which orders are transmitted from one unit to another and one Soldier to another. Orders are transmitted down the chain of command from a higher ranking Soldier, such as a Commissioned Officer or NCO to a lower-ranking Soldier. Orders are either executed immediately …

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How to Take Care of Your Soldiers: Be a Better Army Leader

Today, I want to talk about how to take care of your Soldiers. This is an important topic that many military leaders don’t clearly understand. I hear so many officers and NCOs talking about “taking care of Soldiers” that it almost makes me laugh. Unfortunately, some of these leaders are confused about what this statement really …

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