Yfir-maðr Eðli

“Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.” ~ Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and with all forms of leadership styles. My basis for leadership theory and style comes from the USMC. The basics were taught in Bootcamp, followed up with practical application in the Fleet and further drilled in to me through professional training and attending NCO School. For me Leadership is broken down into fourteen traits and eleven principles.

Leadership Traits
Justice
Judgment
Dependability
Initiative
Decisiveness
Tact
Integrity
Enthusiasm
Bearing
Unselfishness
Courage
Knowledge
Loyalty
Endurance

Leadership Principles
Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement
Be Technically And Tactically Proficient
Know Your People And Look Out For Their Welfare
Keep Your Personnel Informed
Set The Example
Ensure That The Task Is Understood, Supervised, and Accomplished
Train Your Marines And Sailors As A Team
Make Sound And Timely Decisions
Develop A Sense Of Responsibility Among Your Subordinates
Employ Your Command Within its Capabilities
Seek Responsibilities And Take Responsibility

RP 0103 – Principles of Marine Corps Leadership

How does this all apply to EVE? Well… for the most part it doesn’t, from my short time in EVE and in my experience there are not many CEO’s or Alliance Leaders that exemplify this style of Leadership. But in saying that I do need to express that I have been very fortunate to be a member of a Corporation that has solid Leaders who embody many of the traits and principles outlined above – unfortunately that doesn’t always extend to the higher levels in my Chain of Command.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

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