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1

Human beings are generally not capable of managing more than ____, particularly when things go sideways and inevitable contingencies arise.

six to ten people

2

Commanders intent

Junior leaders must understand the overall mission, and the ultimate goal of that mission.

3

Junior leaders must be empowered to make decisions on ____

key tasks necessary to accomplish that mission in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

4

Every tactical-level team leader must understand not just what to do but ____

why they are doing it.

5

Junior leaders must fully understand ____,- the left and right limits of their responsibility.

what is within their decision making authority

6

Junior leaders must be ____

proactive rather than reactive.

7

Tactical leaders must be confident that they clearly understand the strategic mission and ____

Commanders intent.

8

Junior leaders must have implicit trust that ____

their senior leaders will back their decisions.

9

Without implicit trust, junior leaders cannot ____

confidently execute.

10

Senior leaders must constantly ____ - what is called in the military as situational awareness - to the subordinate leaders. Likewise junior leaders must push ____ up the chain to their senior leaders to keep them informed, particularly of ____

* communicate and push information
* situational awareness
* crucial information that affects strategic decision making

11

Senior leaders who are so far removed from the troops executing on the front line, they become ____

ineffective
This trait is called battlefield aloofness

12

Battlefield aloofness creates a ____ between leadership and the troops, and such a leaders team will ____

* significant disconnect
* struggle to effectively accomplish their mission.

13

Determining how mush leaders should be involved and where leaders can best position themselves to command and control the team is ____

key

14

Leaders must be free to move to where they are most needed, which ____

changes throughout the course of an operation.