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What is an army leader?

An army leader is anyone who, by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility, inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals.


What is leadership?

Leadership is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.


What is toxic leadership?

A combination of self-centered attitudes, motivations, and behaviors that have adverse effects on subordinates, the organization, and mission performance.


What dysfunctional behaviors do toxic leaders continuously do?

Deceive, intimidate, coerce, or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves.


Can toxic leaders still achieve results?

Yes. But only short term results where followers respond to the positional power of their leader to fulfill requests.


Which leader competency categories does a toxic leader ignore when getting short term results?

Leading and developing soldiers.


What will toxic or negative leadership effect in followers?

Undermines the followers will, initiative, and potential and destroys unit morale.


What are two characteristics of a toxic leader?

Operates with an inflated sense of self-worth and from acute self-interest.


What value must a leader have to take the initiative to make something happen rather than standing by or withdrawing and hoping events will turn out well?

Personal courage.


What type of leader will learn from each decision and action; with guidance from superiors, the leader will grow in confidence?

A self-aware leader.


What type of leaders have the psychological and physical capacity to bounce back from life's stressors to thrive in an era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict?

Resilient and fit leaders.


What is "Command"?

The authority that a commander in the armed forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment. Command includes the authority and responsibility for effectively using available resources and for planning the employment of organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling military forces for the accomplishment of assigned missions.


What is "mission command"?

The exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations.


What AR specifically charges commanders to perform functions such as establishing a positive climate, caring for the well-being of soldiers, properly training their soldiers and develop subordinates' competence?

AR 600-20


What is AR 600-20?

Army command policy


What are the three levels of leadership?

Direct, organizational, strategic


What direct level leadership?

Ability to apply competencies at a proficient level


What is organizational level leadership?

Apply competencies to increasingly complex situations.


What is strategic level leadership?

Shape the military through change over extended time.


What are the four special conditions of leadership?

Formal, informal, collective, situational


What are the three leader competencies?

Leads, develops and achieves


What are three leader attributes?

Character, presence, intellect


What does ADP 6-22 cover?

Army leadership


What is character?

The essence of who a person is, what a person believes, and how a person acts.


What year was the Army's First Leadership Doctrine published?



What does a leader taking care of people involve?

Creating and sustaining a positive climate through open communication, trust, cohesion and teamwork


Should every good army leader also be a good follower?



What are things a good follower must learn?

Learning loyalty, subordination, respect for superiors, and how to lodge candid disagreement.


How can leaders mitigate resistance when trying to influence others?

By anticipate what others value, their reactions to influence, their shared understanding of common goals, and their commitment to the general organization, or the purpose of the mission and their trust in the organization and the leader.


How do army leaders build trust?

By being honest and dependable.


Which army value must leaders have in order to take the initiative to make something happen and confront problems of discipline and/or disorderly conduct?

Personal courage


What is collective leadership?

Refers to the combined effects and interactions when leaders at different levels synchronize their leadership actions to achieve a common purpose.


Who can demonstrate leadership?



What is empathy?

Identifying and understanding what others think, feel and believe.


What does character refer to?

the internal identity of the leader.


What does presence refer to?

How others see the leader, the leader's outward appearance, demeanor, actions and words.


What does intellect refer to?

The abilities and knowledge the leader possesses to think and interact with others; the mental and social faculties the leader applies in the act of leading.


How do leaders build credibility with their soldiers?

By unwaveringly adhering to applicable laws and regulations and unit standards build credibility with their subordinates and enhance trust from the American people they serve.


What is building trust?

An important competency to establish conditions of effective and for creating a positive environment.


What is actions speak louder than words?

Actions speak louder than words and leaders use this to serve as a role model to set the standard.


Why must leaders communicate effectively?

To convey clear understanding what needs to be done and why.


Are army leaders expected to influence beyond the chain of command?

Yes, involves influencing others when the leader does not have designated authority or while the leaders authority is not recognized by others, such as with unified action partners.


What is the competency prepares self?

Encourages improvement in leading and other areas of leader responsibility.


Why do leaders develop others?

To assume greater responsibility or achieve higher expertise.


Why does a leader steward the profession?

To maintain professional standards and effective capabilities for the future.


When developing subordinates, what should a leader provide?

Resources the subordinate needs to succeed, makes expectations clear, and provides positive, meaningful feedback.


What does getting results require?

The right level of delegation, empowerment and trust balanced against the mission.


How do leaders develop?

When the individual desires to improve and invests effort, when his or her superior supports development and when the organizational climate values learning.


What are examples of formal systems that provide feedback for leaders to develop?

Evaluation reports, academic evaluation reports, and 360 assessments.


What is the quickest opportunity for leaders to lead and develop?

When there are challenging and interesting opportunities to practice leadership with meaningful and honest feedback and multiple practice opportunities.


What does leader development involve?

Recruiting, accessing, developing, assigning, promoting, broadening, and retaining the best leaders, while challenging them over time with greater responsibility, authority and accountability.


Why is military leadership unique?

Because the armed forces build their own leaders from the lowest to the highest level.


What are the four requirements and expectations of character?

Army values, empathy, warrior ethos, discipline


What are the four requirements and expectations of presence?

Military and professional bearing, fitness, confidence, resilience


What are the five requirements and expectations of intellect?

Mental agility, sound judgement, innovation, interpersonal tact, expertise


What are the five requirements and expectations of the lead competency?

Leads others, extends influence beyond the chain of command, builds trust, leads by example, communicates


What are the four requirements and expectations of the develop competency?

Creates a positive environment/fosters esprit de corps, prepares self, develops others, stewards the profession.


What is one requirement and expectation of the achieve competency?

Gets results


How does leadership develop with an individual?

When the individual desires to improve and invests effort, when his/her superior supports development, and when the organizational climate values learning.


What does the leadership development process involve?

Recruiting, accessing, developing, assigning, promoting, broadening, and retaining the best leaders, while challenging them over time with greater responsibility, authority, and accountability.


How is military leadership unique form civilian or private sector leadership?

Because the army grows its leaders from the lowest to the highest levels. It entrusts leaders to develop professionally and be ready to accept greater responsibility when called upon.