USAF Core Values Integrity first Service before self Excellence in all we do
Integrity first Integrity is a character trait. It is the willingness to do what is right even when no one is looking. Integrity is the ability to hold together and properly regulate all of the elements of But integrity also covers several other moral traits indispensable to national service. Courage Honestly Responsibility Accountability Justice Openness Self Respect Humility
Followership To succeed, leaders must teach their followers leadership and followership skills. If we fail to have effective followers, we will also have ineffective leaders. Ten Rules of Good Followership
Followership Five Essential Qualities of Effective Followership Self Management- This quality refers to the ability to determine one’s own goals within a large context and to decide what role to take at any given time. Committed- to the organization and to a purpose beyond themselves, effective followers strive to excel at everything they do. Competent- build their competence and focus their efforts for maximum impact. They strive to reach higher levels of performance and expand themselves. Integrity- One of the most important characteristics of an effective follower may be the willingness to tell the truth. It is imperative that followers provide truthful information to their leaders. Initiative- Initiative is motivation, determination, perseverance, and risk-taking. Being a good follower requires more than just meeting the standards.
Followership Effective Feedback and Advice Good followers speak up even when they disagree with their leaders. Effective leaders want to know what their followers think so they seek feedback and respect their followers for speaking up.
Summary Today we discussed some aspects of leadership. We covered Ethics, Core Values, Followership, Leadership Influence, and Discipline.
Conclusion Wouldn’t it be great if we knew the secret to motivating people? As NCOs, our jobs would be so much easier if we had the ability to motivate people whenever we wanted. We have the responsibility as NCOs to commit to the organization’s goals, but how do we convince our Airmen to embrace those goals even when the goals are not very convenient? We must continue to hone our leadership abilities and strive to learn and adapt new leadership styles and techniques.
Resources Leadership Arrow Picture http://www.legacee.com/Info/Leadership/LeaderResources.html Leadership Styles http://www.vectorstudy.com/management_topics/types_of_leadership.htm Leadership Quiz http://www.yourleadershiplegacy.com/assessment/assessment.php Ethical Leadership Picture http://leadingincontext.com/2011/06/08/leadership-ethics-training-why-its-a-challenge/lead-eth-training-why-so-hard-article/ Air Force Symbol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Department_of_the_Air_Force_seal.png Follow Picture http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-follow-the-leader--image14139103 Gavel Picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavel Leadership Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGNxHMFjigA&feature=related Airmans Creed Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE-uymptqlc 10 Rules Good Followership www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/au-24/meilinger.pdf Courts Martial http://www.military.com/benefits/content/military-legal-matters/courts-martial-explained.html