Army, has spent a lifetime studying and perfecting the art of leadership—both during times of combat and peace. Hal Moore established his place in military history in when he led his vastly outnumbered troops to prevail in the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Both on the battlefield and off, he has spent his lifetime studying and encouraging strong, principled leadership as a soldier and a human being. Here are his 17 leadership precepts:
Jul 30, Posted by Ken Byler In blog Tagged principled Comments 0 Principled leadership is sadly absent in many areas of our society. We are paying a heavy price. Principled leaders apply values and virtues to policy development and decision-making. Principled leadership occurs when these men and women allow their principles to dictate their actions.
The values and virtues found in principled leadership may be influenced by cultural and religious beliefs. One of the largest and most successful family businesses in my community, Clemens Food Groupis guided by Christian principles. Their company leadership and culture live them every day.
Principled leaders consistently adhere to a group of guiding values or virtues. Here is a list compiled from various sources and personal observation. They put the interests of the institution or constituents they serve above their own self-interest.
They communicate a shared vision. They understand that character is defined by what happens when nobody is looking. They promote others, not themselves. They take responsibility for personal failures and the failures of any groups they lead.
They are consistent with how they make decisions. They are not afraid to make unpopular decisions, but clearly explain their rationale to those who will be affected. They share credit for any successes with the people who made them possible.
They do what is right rather than what is convenient, regardless of the consequences. Imagine how different many of our national political debates and decisions might be if they were guided by principled leadership?
What changes might you notice in your business if principled leaders acted with courage and honor? The impact of principled leadership is often felt most acutely when those leaders retire or move on.
President Theodore Roosevelt delivered a now famous speech in Paris on April 23, This excerpt offers a great description of principled leadership.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.In leadership, the foundation to every leader is the principles that govern them – not the fancy tools they wield to every person they’re trying to impress.
When speaking about the Shingo model, Robert Miller and his team speak about principles in this way, “One of the most powerful aspects of principles is their ability to predict outcomes.
Effective, principled leaders focus their efforts on the collaborative process of how people from different disciplines and agencies work together rather than on a particular point of view (or the content of the problem being addressed).
Principled Leadership. Redefining the purpose of business At the Opus College of Business we believe that the purpose of business – any business – is to advance the common good by thinking critically, acting wisely and working skillfully in whatever capacity you serve. The reward for this is profit.
Use of photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or Department of Defense. The time for excuses and the same old failed leadership is .
Leadership Competencies: Are we all saying the same thing? Jeffrey D. Horey Caliber Associates 49 Yawl Dr. Cocoa Beach, FL [email protected] This is the online home of the catalogue of Federal Government Leadership Development Programs (FedLDP).
Here you will find a searchable electronic library of programs offered by Federal departments and agencies to foster the development of leadership skills in their employees.