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Leadership and Self-Awarness

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Leadership and Self-awareness

I believe leadership and self-awareness will assist me the most not only for the next 10-15 years of my career, but the rest of my life. In this paper I will cover who produces the best leaders, leader characteristics, attributes, interpersonal skills, communication skills, supervisory skills, mentoring and counseling skills, creating the right environment, as well as what a leader must be, know, and do. Through this reading, I will also explain why you don’t have to do all of the following listed above by yourself. Being a product of the military culture will give me the success I seek in the future.
Leadership and Self-awareness
One of the most interesting aspects of leadership is answering the question, who makes the best leaders? According to Professor Peter Drucker, a writer, management consultant, and college professor at Claremont Graduate University, and Jack Welsh, the former CEO of general Electric, the best leaders are produced by the military. What is especially interesting is that, all these leaders I’m referring to are grown from within. The military doesn’t hire external leaders at higher levels from the outside. They produce them all themselves. What are characteristics of a leader? There are many and they varied.
They have to be physically and mentally tough. They have to be confident and competent. Leaders are highly trained, knowledgeable, and disciplined. Multifaceted people who are adoptive and self ware. What are the constants of quality leadership? Some of these items are loyalty, up down the leadership chain, to those above and below. A sense of duty, respect, and selfless service. Honor, integrity, and personal courage, by that I mean not only physical courage but moral courage as well. The courage to do the right thing, even in the face of opposition or embarrassment. What does all this lead to?
What it leads to is as shared bond, a...


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