Here is the 4th thread about the ABC of leadership. Now we are looking towards the letter D.
This thread stays open till the 30th of Oktober and then will be locked again.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death
Determination - the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose. Leaders don't ever give up. It is their biggest asset and their biggest liability. You are a hero or a zero. It's easy to escape being labelled a zero by never stepping forward and taking a chance; but for society to progress, we have to have people willing to step forward
"Damn the torpedoes!"
As in, full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes.
While cooperation and consensus will always be the preferred route, every now and then you have to do what you know to be right, even when they're all telling you you're wrong.
"What's the point of being a grown up if you can't act like a child?"
Diligence - A constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
As a leader one must be diligent to serve his or her peers and make decisions that are best for the entire group.
A leader needs to know their duties, and Dedicate themselves to completing them, and always know that there is more to be done.
Lieutenant Colonel | TAW 4+ Year Club
to entrust to another <delegate authority>
to assign responsibility or authority <a good leader knows how to delegate>
GEN Bravehardt | Central Command | Army Commander of TAW
Virtutis Gloria Merces
Garg'n uair dhuisgear
Stay committed and focused on the task. Don't deter from what you are tasked to do or already doing. If you stay committed to the goal then you can achieve anything.
Devotion - Loyal to your cause and determined to do what it takes to get there. If a leader is not devoted to his goal and driven to succeed how can he expect his followers to truly back him up or respect him?
When decisions need to be made a good leader will not waffle. Knowing that a window of opportunity exists, you should act quickly and effectively, based on the best available information.
Direction- an effective leader is capable of giving clear and concise direction to his subordinates. Even when the tasks are less than desirable.
Deliver - A leader must be able to complete any task assigned to them, quickly and effectively. You should be able to depend on them to follow through with what they say they will do and what they have to do. No matter what the chances of success are, they will lead for victory.