MIL NCOS: Question for ya..

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  1. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    Or anybody in a leadership position thats NOT an officer...

    Do you solicit feedback or suggestions on carrying out the mission or task from your subordinates before or during execution of said mission or task?
     
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    depends on the task and how much time I have to accomplish it. If I have time yes, if not then no they can shut the fuck up and do what they are told
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    I just do what i'm told. Being a warrant officer pilot is just like being a specialist all over again. Our suggestions are noted but not often accepted with much gratitude.
     
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    remember this: you can delegate authority but you can't delegate responsibility.
     
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    90% of the time I always say that I will "entertain" suggestions, and i'm always open to more effective ways to do anything. But most of the time I've already discussed with another NCO and I'm already doing it the most effective way.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    That is basic leadership 101.


    A leader’s behavior is acceptable to subordinates when viewed as a source of satisfaction, and motivational when need satisfaction is contingent on performance, and the leader facilitates, coaches, and rewards effective performance. Path-Goal Theory identifies achievement-oriented, directive, participative, and supportive leadership styles.

    In achievement-oriented leadership, the leader sets challenging goals for followers, expects them to perform at their highest level, and shows confidence in their ability to meet this expectation. This style is appropriate when the follower suffers from a lack of job challenge.

    In directive leadership, the leader lets followers know what is expected of them and tells them how to perform their tasks. This style is appropriate when the follower has an ambiguous job.

    Participative leadership involves leaders consulting with followers and asking for their suggestions before making a decision. This style is appropriate when the follower is using improper procedures or is making poor decisions.

    In supportive leadership, the leader is friendly and approachable. The leader shows concern for the followers’ psychological well being. This style is appropriate when the followers lack confidence.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Using a participative style of leadership is good in some circumstances, but it's a fine line between involving your troops and appearing soft and indecisive. I will normally use the participative style when the task is not a "must do now" situation, or I have a troop who is more experienced in the subject than myself. With that said, a good leader uses a combination of leadership styles effectively, never depending on just one style to accomplish the task.



    I have been through a lot of military leadership schools. :hs:
     
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    I've noticed that "by the book" leaders tend to fail unless adapting what they have learned to their own leadership style.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    You use one of those leadership styles, or a combination of them, every day as a leader. With that said, there is no "by the book" way to be a good leader. People who do attempt to go strictly by the book tend to make good managers, but not good leaders.
     
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