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1

It is paramount that senior leaders explain to their junior leaders and troops executing the mission how ____

their role contributes to big picture success

2

Leaders must routinely communicate with their team members to help them ____

understand their role in the overall mission.

3

An overall understanding of the mission helps the team members ____

prioritize their efforts in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment.

4

Senior leadership must regularly step out of the office and personally engage in face to face conversations with direct reports and observe the frontline troops in action to understand ____

their particular challenges and read them into the commanders intent.

5

If your team isn't doing what you need them to do, you first have to ____

loos at yourself.

6

Rather than blame the team for not seeing the strategic picture, you must ____

figure out a way to better communicate it to them in terms that are simple, clear, and concise, so that they understand.

7

If you or your team are not receiving the support you need to succeed, ____

examine what you can do to better convey the critical information for decisions to be made and support allocated.

8

Leading up the chain of command requires ____

tactful engagement with the immediate boss to obtain the decisions and support necessary to enable your team to accomplish its mission and ultimately win.

9

A leader must ____ up the chain of command to receive the support required for the team to win.

push situational awareness

10

The subordinate leader must use ____, ____, ____, ____, and maintain ____, when pushing situational awareness up the chain of command.

* influence
* experience
* knowledge
* communication
* the highest professionalism

11

While pushing to make your superior understand what you need, you must also realize that your boss must ____

allocate limited assets and make decisions with the bigger picture in mind.

12

One of the most important jobs of any leader is to ____

support your own boss

13

A public display of discontent or disagreement with the chain of command undermines ____

the authority of leaders at all levels.

14

As a leader if you don't understand why decisions are being made, requests denied, or support allocated elsewhere, you must ____

ask those questions up the chain.

15

Once the boss makes a decision - even if that decision is one you argued against - you must ____

execute the plan as if it were your own.