While the Company Commander leads the Company, the XO runs the company along with the First Sergeant. Think of it this way, the Company Commander is future operations, while the First Sergeant and XO are current operations. In most cases,Continue reading… Army Company Executive Officer XO Duties and Responsibilities
In today’s post, I would like to discuss my top seven leadership tips for small unit leaders in the Army. This information pertains to anyone from the Team Leader to the Company Commander level; both NCOs and officers alike. Let meContinue reading… Seven Leadership Tips for Army Small Unit Leaders
I’ve been very fortunate to have some great jobs during my Active Duty and Army National Guard Career. Obviously, my time as Platoon Leader, Company XO, and Company Commander were my favorite jobs. I had other jobs that I enjoyed, butContinue reading… The Worst Army Job I Ever Had
Today, I want to talk to you about delegating. I want to share some tips with you about HOW to delegate. Delegating is defined as “to entrust a task or responsibility to another person; typically one who is less seniorContinue reading… How to Delegate: Tips for Army Officers
One of my favorite leadership books is “The One Minute Manager” by Dr. Ken Blanchard. In the book, Dr. Blanchard provides three helpful tips to be an effective manager/leader. I’d like to share my thoughts on these three ideas whenContinue reading… Three Tips to Effective Military Leadership
I’ve been very fortunate to have a few great mentors during my military career. Although I learned many valuable leadership lessons during my 15+ years of military service, there are two leadership tips that really stand out. So, what areContinue reading… My Secret Military Leadership Advice
Some people will disagree with me, but I personally do not believe your rank or duty position MAKES you a leader. Instead, I believe you have to earn that right. I’ve met Battalion Commanders who can’t lead themselves out ofContinue reading… Are You a Chicken or an Eagle?
I get a lot of emails from people who visit my website. Every once in a while, one of those emails really inspires me, or gets me thinking. I received an email two days agoContinue reading… Is a Part-Time Military Career Worth It?
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 onContinue reading… Military Leadership Tip About Reflecting on Your Experience
There is no cookie cutter approach for military leadership. If you want to be an effective military leader, you must lead different people in different ways. Everyone has different personalities, skill-sets, and levels of motivation. Your job is to findContinue reading… Situational Leadership for Military Leaders