MILITARY LEADERSHIP 1
Goals and objectives give humanity a purposeand sense of direction. Along the course of my life, goals haveplayed a crucial role. In high school, I was an ambitious person.However, despite these ambitions, I had poor study techniques. Iwould always struggle to cram materials during the last week beforeexaminations. Most of the times I got lucky and even passed my finalexaminations. However, when I joined college things seemed to bedifferent. I was expected to do a lot of research and even completecomplex projects on my own. Despite these added responsibilities, Inever considered the essence of seriousness. I remember one time whenI was supposed to present a project. The project would contribute tothe end of semester examinations. As usual, I procrastinated workingon the project until the last night before the presentation. Istudied late at night trying to cram a lot of stuff, meaning that Idid not sleep well. Lack of enough sleep affected me in that I couldnot present as requited as I slept through most parts of the session.This resulted in a complete failure in the project. I had to redo thewhole class during the summer.
The role of each member in a team is essential.It is up to the leader to identify that he/she holds similar power asthe others and does not have any added privileges. This means thatboth leaders and team members have to put aside their personalmotives and goals and instead focus on team goals[ CITATION Nan131 l 1033 ].Cooperation is one of the aspects that I tend to believe plays asignificant role in the achievement of teams goals. Every member hasto cooperate with the others to achieve a common team goal.Otherwise, a divided team will not achieve anything. Task division isthe other aspect. Equal division of task among the team members willprevent scheduling conflicts thus enabling the team to achieve itsobjective and on time. Planning for tasks is essential since it willdirect the team members of the milestone to be achieved and themethod to follow to achieve the set goals. Planning will alsoindicate the expected timeline for task completion, so everyone willwork towards the deadline to avoid late deliveries. Outlining thegoals will make the members to be focused as they have a specificdirection and understands where they are heading. Confidence willalso aid the entire team members to believe they can undertake thetask.
Goalsdrive our sense of life. If we achieve then, we tend to feel that ourlives are worthwhile. As a normal individual from goal-orientedsociety. I also have my personal and professional objectives that Iintend to achieve before I run out of time. From a young, I alwayswanted to join the armed forces of the law. However, I did not have aspecific position that I wanted to apply. As I grew up and learnedmore about this given field, my dreams materialized and decided tobecome a navy seal. I learned of the strict disciplinary measuresenforced in this particular section and how well behaved they are, sothis convinced me that I was on the right course. Later on, I came tolearn that joining the armed forces is a bigger call than one`spersonal motives. It entails serving the needs of other people andthe nation at large. Besides, I came from a rough neighborhood whereone had to fend for himself/herself through activities such asplaying football. This coincides with my personal principles ofservant leadership and enforces my ambitions of self-improvement.Additionally, the glory and history associated with naval sealsalways seemed to have a hold on me.
Iwould say that life has prepared me for leadership opportunities. Iam the first born of our family so you could say that the leadershipability is naturally given. Most of my siblings would look up to mefor inspiration and guidance. In time, I became a person they admiredand sought advice from if they faced a rough patch.My exposure tofootball allowed me to know people who had military affiliationssince at times we would play in the military-sponsored leagues. Ifocused on achieving my personal goals, thus figured out what Iwanted in life long before most of my peers did. I did not get thechance to school early, so in most stages, I was older than mycolleagues were. When people saw that I was older, they naturallyassumed that I was the leader of that particular group. They forcedthe leadership role on me without considering whether I was up forit. At times, I did not feel like leading but still had to take theposition as the society expected much more from me. I would say thatdespite feeling that people were forcing the position on me, I cameto like it. This played a crucial role in grooming me to be the sortof leader I am today. Nature gave me the chance to be a leader and asshaped me to be that courageous person is not afraid to handle anysituation.
Nancarrow, S. A. (2013). Ten principles of good interdisciplinary teamwork. Human Resources for Health, 11(1 ), 19.
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