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1 Military Leadership FM 22-100 FM6-22
Mr. Dodson

2 Why Study Leadership? To become leaders
Understand how to motivate others Learn valuable characteristics Understand how the “system” works (Leadership is in all parts of life)

3 Military Leadership: The process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation.

4 Providing Purpose Purpose gives soldiers (subordinates, etc.) a reason why they should do difficult things often under dangerous or stressful conditions. Establish priorities Explain importance of task

5 Providing Direction Direction gives soldiers a set of tasks to accomplish Set standards and expectations and enforce them Proper training will give them confidence (you can’t expect workers or soldiers to complete tasks they don’t know how to do.)

6 Providing Motivation Motivation gives soldiers the WILL to do everything they are capable of to accomplish a mission Causes soldiers to use initiative when they see a need for action

7 Providing Motivation Motivate soldiers by: Caring for their needs
Challenging them Creating cohesive teams Rewarding success Giving them responsibility they can handle

8 Discussion Question(s)
What kind of ways can we motivate others? What do YOU think is the best way to motivate someone? Short term, long term?

9 The Factors of Leadership
The four major factors of leadership are always present and effect the actions one should take and when you should take them. They are: The Leader The Led The situation Communications

10 The Factors of Leadership
The Leader As a leader you must have an honest understanding of your strengths & weakness – know: Who you are, What you know, What you can do. (this is why we study leader characteristics)

11 The Factors of Leadership
The Led The individuals you lead are another factor. Not all people should be led the same way Like yourself, you must know their strengths and weakness and how best to lead them.

12 The Factors of Leadership
The Situation All situations are different How you lead, your team strengths, what the task is, all factor into the situation.

13 The Factors of Leadership
Communication Communication is the exchange of information and ideas from one person to another. The way you communicate depends on the situation.

14 The Factors of Leadership
Interaction of the Factors The four major factors are always present . The most important factor in one situation may have little importance in another. You must constantly consider all four factors and choose the best course of action.

15 The Principles of Leadership
The principles of leadership are excellent guidelines and provide a plan for action. Applying these principles tells you what you should DO to BE a good leader.

16 The Principles of Leadership
Know Yourself and seek Self-Improvement Be technically and Tactically Proficient Seek Responsibility & Take responsibility for your actions Make sound & timely decisions Set the example Know your soldiers (team) and look out for their well-being

17 The Principles of Leadership
Keep your subordinates informed Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates Ensure the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished Build the team Employ your unit (team) in accordance with its capabilities

18 As a Leader You Must BE

19 Army Styles of Leadership
Leadership style is the personal manner and approach of leading. Effective leaders must be flexible in the way they interact with subordinates. You may choose to use a different style depending on the situation. There are many different styles, but we will talk about three (for now)

20 Army Styles of Leadership
Directing style Participating style Delegating style

21 Army Styles of Leadership
Directing style A leader uses the directing style when he or she tells what, how, where, and when he or she wants it done. Then the leader will closely supervise to ensure the directions are followed.

22 Army Styles of Leadership
Participating style When a leader involves the team in determining what to do and how to do it. The leader asks for information, advice, and recommendations; However, the leader still makes the final decision.

23 Army Styles of Leadership
Delegating style A leader delegates problem-solving and decision-making authority to a subordinate or group. Works well with mature or experienced groups You are still responsible for the results

24 Army Styles of Leadership
A leader may even use all three depending on the situation and the team’s experience.

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