Militairy Leadership, Players and Followers

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Militairy Leadership, Players and Followers
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Premium Member
The ethic of the military leader is Mission, Men, Self, in contrast to the Me, Myself and I of the current virtue of selfishness Harvard Business model. The military leader is, by, definition, an action centered leader. It comes with the pay grade.
An essential element of military leadership is to transform followers to players, which is to say, from passive to active participants in the leadership process. The Army Ranger School, which is the foremost leadership laboratory in America, is based on the cooperate and graduate culture of the high performance organization and requires the participants to be active players in the training process.
This idea of "followership" is so 19th Century Scientific Management which limits its performance expectations to the "Wilbert" personnel pool.
Just for the record, one of the things driving suicide rates among combat veterans is coming to work in organizations where managers embrace the leadership/followership model. Combat vets we...Sign up

Absolutely Correct
David Redpath, CEO, Canada, Member
Very well said. It has driven me crazy since leaving the military at how bad, greedy and totally unethical the leadership of most business is. I would...Sign up

Inept is the Operative Word
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Premium Member
I left the military in 1971. I am an Army brat and the idea of working in business never entered my head until I had to. It was evident at that time t...Sign up

Military & Leadership
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
Interesting discussion with a bit of emotion in the language.
I too am a military veteran as well as a Vietnam Veteran. I have a little different...Sign up

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