Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Leadership Development At Your Command

One of the most effective and efficient ways to promote leader development throughout your command is to set the right conditions for it to occur. Experienced commanding officers know that there are three key components to creating an environment that promotes leader development.

The most important is that you, the commanding officer, are a role model for leader development. Next, you should establish a climate that encourages leaders to take risks, grow, and develop on their own initiative. Third, get to know the leaders within your command as individuals with unique skills, abilities, backgrounds, and goals.

Setting the conditions for leader development is merely performing your job in ways that signal leaders and Sailor throughout your command that leader development is highly important. It can have a big impact in return for minimal time and resource investment on your part.

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