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1 INTRO TO NAVSCI Basic Leadership and Personal Leadership Qualities

2 Learning Objectives n The student will... –Comprehend the importance of strong character development as it relates to the moral and ethical responsibilities of a leader and the principles of effective leadership. –Know and analyze the qualities/traits that you possess and areas which can be improved.

3 Learning Objectives n The student will... –Know how leadership characteristics, including loyalty, honor, integrity, and courage (moral and physical) are exhibited by successful leaders, and why they are important.

4 Leadership What are some characteristics of a leader?

5 Leadership Characteristics n What are some characteristics of a leader? –IntegrityEndurance –LoyaltyDecisiveness –MaturityCoolness –WillInitiative –Self-disciplineJustice –ConfidenceEmpathy –FlexibilityTact

6 Integrity n n. 1. Uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles. 2. The state of being whole or entire. n The acute sense of right and wrong and adherence to actions, principles, or morals that are considered right.

7 Integrity n How do we maintain our integrity in the NROTC program? –The Midshipman Honor Code –“A midshipman does not lie, cheat, or steal.” –Don’t follow this because we tell you to. Follow it because it’s an extension of who you are.

8 Loyalty n n. 1.Faithfulness to one’s allegiance, as to a government or friends. 2.Faithfulness to one’s oath or obligations. n When you take the Oath of Office, you are promising loyalty to the Constitution of the United States.

9 Maturity n n. 1.The state of being fully developed. 2.Completeness in natural growth or development. n Maturity refers to the sense of responsibility a person has developed. n A mature officer is one who is always calm and collected during an emergency.

10 Will n n. 1.The faculty of conscious and deliberate action. 2.The power of choosing or deciding. 3.A wish or desire. 4.A purpose or determination. n Will is the perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

11 Self-discipline n n. Discipline or control of oneself for personal improvement. n Self-discipline is forcing yourself to do your duty (what you ought to do) regardless of how tired or unwilling you may be. –“But I don’t feel like studying, running, going to class, etc.”

12 Self-discipline n Examples of self-discipline –Neat appearance –Timeliness –Not being the first person on liberty –Carrying out unpopular orders –Volunteering for unpopular jobs –Being physically fit –Planning ahead –Setting goals

13 How can I develop self- discipline? n Set goals for yourself and strive to reach them. n Develop your own personal code of ethics. n Read books on leadership. –The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. n Living within your means.

14 Confidence n n. 1.Full trust; reliance. 2.Self- confidence; self-reliance. 3.Certitude; assurance. n Confidence is the assurance that you and your subordinates will be successful in whatever you do. n It shows in your bearing, the look in your eye.

15 Flexibility n n. 1.The capability of being bent or flexed. 2.Susceptibility of modification or change; adaptability. 3.Willingness or disposition to yield; tractability. n Flexibility is the capability to make timely and appropriate changes in thinking, plans, or methods when you see that there is a better way.

16 Flexibility n The Navy leader plans and plans until their hair falls out. n Invariably, those plans will change. n “Semper Gumby” –(Always flexible.)

17 Endurance n n. 1.the ability to bear pain, hardship, or adversity. 2.lasting quality; duration. –The physical and mental stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship.

18 Decisiveness n n. 1.having the power to decide. 2.the display of firmness; resolution n Decisiveness is the ability to use sound judgement and make a good decision at the right time.

19 Coolness n n. Calmness, composure n Coolness under stress is a confident calmness in looks and behavior during a crisis situation.

20 Initiative n n. introductory act or step. 2.readiness and ability in initiating action.’s personal, responsible decision. n Initiative is the ability to take actions that you believe will accomplish unit goals without waiting for orders or supervision.

21 Justice n n. 1.the quality of being just; moral rightness. n Justice is the fair treatment of all people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, or national origin.

22 Empathy n n. 1.identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings or thoughts of another. n Empathy or compassion is being sensitive to another’s feelings, cultivated by experience and by observation of others.

23 Tact n n. skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations. n The tactful officer knows how to deal with others which, consequently, can achieve the desired results.

24 More Qualities of a Leader n Analytical abilityPersonal behavior n Military bearingForcefulness n Speaking/Writing abilitySelf-improvement n Setting the examplePositive Attitude n EnthusiasmLeading by example n This is by no means an all-inclusive list!

25 Leading by example n Practice each of these traits, and you will inspire your subordinates. n Remember: –Ship –Shipmate –Self

26 Case study Selected readings

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