Be * Know * Do, Adapted from the Official Army Leadership by Richard Cavanagh, Frances Hesselbein, Eric K., (USA Ret.)

By Richard Cavanagh, Frances Hesselbein, Eric K., (USA Ret.) Shinseki

The U.S. military is likely one of the most intricate, top run companies on this planet, and primary to the Army's good fortune are robust management and unparalleled management improvement. military leaders needs to be capable of act decisively and successfully in demanding occasions. however the military, regardless of its organizational constitution, doesn't educate leaders in a hierarchical demeanour. Dispersed management is the main to the luck of the military management model.Now, for the 1st time, you could have entry to the Army's profitable management philosophy and the foundations which are defined in Be understand Do the professional military management guide. Be be aware of Do makes this serious details on hand to civilian leaders in all sectors--business, govt, and nonprofit--and supplies them the information they should create a company the place management prospers.

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Then you are probably not leading, you are just telling. Organizations, especially large organizations, tend toward command-and-control, but the best recognize the tendency and work deliberately to counteract it, as the Army does. c01 22 1/14/04 4:42 PM Page 22 BE, KNOW, DO In the Army, training and leadership development are not line items on the budget to be cut when times get tough. They are essential to the organization and a large part of every leader’s job. No matter what your title, no matter how many people report to you, you are not leading if you are not working constantly to help your people develop.

In combat, it’s critically important for subordinates to understand their commander’s intent. When they are cut off or enemy actions derail the original plan, well-trained soldiers who understand the commander’s intent will apply disciplined initiative to accomplish the mission. “Leaders seize the initiative with enthusiasm, determination, and a desire to make something happen,” say Kouzes and Posner. “They embrace the challenge presented by the shifts in their industries or the new demands of the marketplace.

That attitude reassures and inspires those around them. Physically fit leaders in and out of the military can handle stress better, work longer and harder, and recover faster than ones who are not fit. A leader who promotes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of employees is investing in success. c02 38 1/14/04 4:42 PM Page 38 BE, KNOW, DO physical fitness is influenced by the organizations we work in, and in turn we influence the health of the organization—what goes around comes around.

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