MILPIS - SUNY Maritime College

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INTRO TO NAVSCI
Basic Leadership and
Personal Leadership
Qualities
Learning Objectives
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The student will . . .
– Comprehend the importance of strong
character development as it relates to the
moral and ethical responsibilities of a
leader and the principles of effective
leadership.
– Know and analyze the qualities/traits that
you possess and areas which can be
improved.
Learning Objectives
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The student will . . .
– Know how leadership characteristics,
including loyalty, honor, integrity, and
courage (moral and physical) are exhibited
by successful leaders, and why they are
important.
Leadership
What are some characteristics
of a leader?
Leadership Characteristics
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What are some characteristics of a
leader?
– Integrity
– Loyalty
– Maturity
– Will
– Self-discipline
– Confidence
– Flexibility
Endurance
Decisiveness
Coolness
Initiative
Justice
Empathy
Tact
Integrity
n. 1. Uncompromising adherence to
moral and ethical principles. 2. The
state of being whole or entire.
 The acute sense of right and wrong and
adherence to actions, principles, or
morals that are considered right.
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Integrity
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How do we maintain our integrity in the
NROTC program?
– The Midshipman Honor Code
– “A midshipman does not lie, cheat, or
steal.”
– Don’t follow this because we tell you to.
Follow it because it’s an extension of who
you are.
Loyalty
n. 1.Faithfulness to one’s allegiance, as
to a government or friends.
2.Faithfulness to one’s oath or
obligations.
 When you take the Oath of Office, you
are promising loyalty to the Constitution
of the United States.
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Maturity
n. 1.The state of being fully developed.
2.Completeness in natural growth or
development.
 Maturity refers to the sense of
responsibility a person has developed.
 A mature officer is one who is always
calm and collected during an
emergency.
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Will
n. 1.The faculty of conscious and
deliberate action. 2.The power of
choosing or deciding. 3.A wish or
desire. 4.A purpose or determination.
 Will is the perseverance to accomplish a
goal, regardless of seemingly
insurmountable obstacles.
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Self-discipline
n. Discipline or control of oneself for
personal improvement.
 Self-discipline is forcing yourself to do
your duty (what you ought to do)
regardless of how tired or unwilling you
may be.
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– “But I don’t feel like studying, running,
going to class, etc.”
Self-discipline
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Examples of self-discipline
– Neat appearance
– Timeliness
– Not being the first person on liberty
– Carrying out unpopular orders
– Volunteering for unpopular jobs
– Being physically fit
– Planning ahead
– Setting goals
How can I develop selfdiscipline?
Set goals for yourself and strive to
reach them.
 Develop your own personal code of
ethics.
 Read books on leadership.
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– The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by
Stephen R. Covey.
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Living within your means.
Confidence
n. 1.Full trust; reliance. 2.Selfconfidence; self-reliance. 3.Certitude;
assurance.
 Confidence is the assurance that you
and your subordinates will be successful
in whatever you do.
 It shows in your bearing, the look in
your eye.
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Flexibility
n. 1.The capability of being bent or
flexed. 2.Susceptibility of modification
or change; adaptability. 3.Willingness
or disposition to yield; tractability.
 Flexibility is the capability to make
timely and appropriate changes in
thinking, plans, or methods when you
see that there is a better way.
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Flexibility
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The Navy leader
plans and plans until
their hair falls out.
Invariably, those
plans will change.
“Semper Gumby”
– (Always flexible.)
Endurance
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n. 1.the ability to
bear pain, hardship,
or adversity.
2.lasting quality;
duration.
– The physical and
mental stamina
measured by the
ability to withstand
pain, fatigue, stress,
and hardship.
Decisiveness
n. 1.having the power to decide. 2.the
display of firmness; resolution
 Decisiveness is the ability to use sound
judgement and make a good decision at
the right time.
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Coolness
n. Calmness, composure
 Coolness under stress is a confident
calmness in looks and behavior during a
crisis situation.
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Initiative
n. 1.an introductory act or step.
2.readiness and ability in initiating
action. 3.one’s personal, responsible
decision.
 Initiative is the ability to take actions
that you believe will accomplish unit
goals without waiting for orders or
supervision.
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Justice
n. 1.the quality of being just; moral
rightness.
 Justice is the fair treatment of all people
regardless of race, religion, color, sex,
age, or national origin.
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Empathy
n. 1.identification with or vicarious
experiencing of the feelings or thoughts
of another.
 Empathy or compassion is being
sensitive to another’s feelings,
cultivated by experience and by
observation of others.
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Tact
n. skill in dealing with difficult or
delicate situations.
 The tactful officer knows how to deal
with others which, consequently, can
achieve the desired results.
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More Qualities of a Leader
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Analytical ability
Military bearing
Speaking/Writing ability
Setting the example
Enthusiasm
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This is by no means an all-inclusive list!
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Personal behavior
Forcefulness
Self-improvement
Positive Attitude
Leading by example
Leading by example
Practice each of these traits, and you
will inspire your subordinates.
 Remember:
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– Ship
– Shipmate
– Self
Case study
Selected readings