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Naval Science 407 Leadership and Ethics. Followership, Loyalty and Senior-Subordinate Relationships. Naval Science 407 Leadership and Ethics. Followership. Objectives. Know the importance of followership and the role it plays in leadership.

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Naval science 407 leadership and ethics

Naval Science 407Leadership and Ethics

Followership, Loyalty and

Senior-Subordinate Relationships


Naval science 407 leadership and ethics1

Naval Science 407Leadership and Ethics

Followership


Objectives
Objectives

  • Know the importance of followership and the role it plays in leadership.

  • Know the qualities, behaviors, and principles of effective followership.

  • Know how an effective leader encourages correct behavior, suppresses fear, and attends to a subordinate's needs.


Objectives1
Objectives

  • Know why cohesion and discipline are essential in any command, and how a leader can instill these essential concepts.

  • Know the importance of enhancing technical, tactical, and professional knowledge.


What do you look for in a follower
What Do You Look For in a Follower?

  • Fulfill the Organizational Role Assigned

  • Responsible Behavior

  • Initiative

    • Take Action Even Though Complete Information May Not Be Known.

  • Loyalty to Seniors - Sets the Example

  • If Conflict Exists, Bring It to the Senior's Attention (Moral Courage?)


Followership patterns in praise of followers
Followership Patterns“In Praise of Followers”

Sheep

Yes People

Alienated Followers

Survivors

Effective Followers


Followership traits

Candor

Truthfulness

Accuracy

Self-discipline

Competence

Responsibility

Professionalism

Dedication

Loyalty

Initiative

Courage

Weed Distractions

Dependable

Thick Skinned

Asks Questions

Enthusiastic

Followership Traits



The 14 basic traits of effective leadership

Bearing

Courage

Decisiveness

Dependability

Endurance

Enthusiasm

Initiative

Integrity

Sound Judgement

Sense of Justice

Knowledge

Loyalty

Tact

Unselfish

The 14 Basic Traits of Effective Leadership


It takes a good follower to be a good leader

Because, at a Minimum…

It Takes a Good Follower to Be a Good Leader.



Developing good followership
Developing Good Followership

  • Set a Positive Example for Subordinates to Emulate

    • Are You a Good Follower?

  • Be Approachable. Listen to Your People. Encourage Them to Offer Suggestions:

    • Effective Listening Is a Practiced Trait


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Developing Good Followership

  • Encourage Subordinates to Become Innovative and Self-starting:

    • Task, and Provide the Required Authority

    • Include the Responsibility

  • Develop a Sense of Dedication and Commitment to the Mission at Hand.

    • Share in Creating the “Vision”


Honing followership skills
Honing Followership Skills

  • Improve Independent, Critical Thinking

  • Focus on Self-management

  • Learn How to Disagree Agreeably

  • Building Your Own Credibility

  • Aligning Goals and Commitments

  • Acting Responsibly

  • Similarities Between Leadership/followership

  • Moving Between the Two Roles With Ease



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Naval Science 407Leadership and Ethics

Loyalty:

Senior-Subordinate Relationships


Objectives2
Objectives

  • Know why naval officers should support the policies and actions of seniors and peers.

  • Know that a naval leader should promptly comply with lawful orders, directions, and decisions of seniors.

  • Know effective use of the chain of command.


Objectives3
Objectives

  • Know the importance of complete honesty in communicating with seniors, peers, and subordinates.

  • Know the importance of keeping seniors and subordinates informed.

  • Comprehend the importance of feedback to mission effectiveness.


Common qualities seen in successful junior officers
Common Qualities Seen in Successful Junior Officers

  • Ego in Check

  • Truly Cares for the Welfare of His/Her Sailors And/Or Marines

  • Tactical and Technical Proficiency

  • Ability to Listen to Criticism Without Being Offended

  • Dedicated and Mature


Common deficiencies seen in unsuccessful junior officers
Common Deficiencies Seen in Unsuccessful Junior Officers

  • Operates in Crisis Mode All the Time

  • Fails to Plan Ahead

  • Won’t Listen to Advice

  • Tries to Be Hard Instead of Smart

  • Talks Instead of Does


What role does the snco play in the development of junior officers
What Role Does the SNCO Play in the Development of Junior Officers?

  • Advice on Courses of Action

  • Honest Counsel on How the Navy/Marine Corps Should Really Work

  • Helping Officers Understand the Point of View of their Troops


Loyalty hierarchy refined concept versus individual
Loyalty Hierarchy Refined Officers?(Concept versus Individual)

  • Country (Patriotism)

  • Duty (Mission)

  • The Service (Esprit de Corps)

  • Seniors in Command

  • Subordinates

  • Self


Chain of command
Chain of Command Officers?

  • Purpose of …

  • Supposed to be used for two-way flow of communication

  • How do you reinforce it?


Informal chain of command
Informal Chain of Command Officers?

  • Staff Experts

    • Legal Officer, DAPA, EOO, Ombudsman

  • Command Master Chief

  • Personal Network

  • Suggestion Boxes?


Bypassing the chain of command
Bypassing Officers?the Chain of Command

  • Emergent conditions demand immediate attention

  • Unsafe or immoral situation covered up by the immediate superior

  • What do you do if you bypass?

    • Inform on the way up (time permitting) or

    • Advise after the fact

  • Also applies going down the Chain


Criticism and counseling
Criticism and Counseling Officers?

  • Accepting

    • Listen - No Matter How Soft or Loud the Voice

  • Criticizing Subordinates

    • In Private Vice Public

    • Performance Counseling

  • Criticizing Superiors (Offering)

    • Tact, Knowledge-based

    • “May I Make a Suggestion, Sir?”

  • Complaining Ain’t Criticizing


Case studies
Case Studies Officers?

  • Damn Exec


Next class responsibility and accountability
Next Class: Responsibility and Accountability Officers?

  • Naval Leadership: Voices of Experience

    -sections 20, 21, 22, and 77

    (pp. 153-171 and pp. 390-394)


Questions1

Questions ??? Officers?


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