Leadership on the Objective: Flawed Leadership
The Troop Command blog is designed to engage as it informs. The purpose is leader development along with casual solicitation of ideas from the force. We’ll let each string run until it looks like it has culminated and introduce another topic. Here we go:
Soldiers have high expectations and demand leaders of character with drive and initiative. Leaders are far from flawless.
The brigade commander has been quoted as telling leaders to “tolerate learning, but not incompetence” and to remember “incompetence and learning often times look the same.” What do you think he means by this?
What kinds of flaws are allowable? What kinds of flaws can never be tolerated?
As you ponder your responses, consider replying to another’s thread instead of starting your own. Let’s work towards a discussion!
Wendul G. Hagler