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Army Leadership


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

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


What do Toxic Leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviors to do?

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


Can a Toxic Leader 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 the 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 types 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 Army Regulation specifically charges commanders to perform functions such as establishing a positive climate, caring for the well-being of Soldiers, properly training their Soldiers and developing subordinates’ competence?

AR 600-20


What is AR 600-20?

Army Command Policy


What are the three Levels of Leadership?

Direct; Organizational; Strategic


What is the Direct Level Leadership?

ability to apply competencies at a proficient level


What is the Organizational Level Leadership?

apply competencies to increasingly complex situations


What is the 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 Attributes?

Character; Presence; Intellect


What are the three Leader Competencies?

Leads; Develops; Achieves


What is Character?

the essence of who a person is, what a person believes, 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 communications, trust, cohesion, and teamwork


Should every good Army Leader also need to be a good Follower?



What are the things that a good Follower must Learn?

learning loyalty, subordination, respect for superiors, and even when and how to lodge candid disagreement


How can Leaders mitigate resistance when trying to influence others?

by anticipating 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 or confront problems of discipline and/or disorderly conduct?

Personal courage


What is collective leadership?

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?

Anyone can demonstrate leadership.


What are the three Leadership attributes?

Character, Presence and Intellect


What are the three Leadership competencies?

Leads, Develops and Achieves


What is empathy?

Empathy is 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, 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 influence and for creating a positive environment


What is Actions speak louder than words?

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


Why must Leaders Communicate Effectively?

Leaders communicate to convey clear understanding of 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 leader’s authority is not recognized by others, such as with unified action partners


How do Leaders Create a positive environment?

A Leader inspires an organization’s climate and culture


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 Learn 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 grow their own leaders from the lowest to highest levels


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 judgment; 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 espirit de corps; Prepares self; Develops others; Stewards the profession


What in the one requirement and expectation of the achieve competency?

Gets results


How does leadership develop within an individual?

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


What does the leader development process involve?

Leader development involves 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 from civilian or private sector leadership?

Military leadership is unique because the armed forces grow their own leaders from the lowest to highest levels. It entrusts leaders to develop professionally and be ready to accept greater responsibility when called upon.