Posted on Jan 12, 2014
SFC Human Resources Specialist
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This is a great question. I would have that it does with no doubt. I have seen many leaders and while at IBOLC I was able to work with nothing but brand new 2LTs. In my platoon we had 44. I was able to access many in my platoon. I was honest and told some of them that they will have difficultly when they get to their first unit. They lack the decisiveness needed to be in leadership. It doesn't matter if you are in the Infantry or in the Signal Corps the leadership need to be solid and have a strong presence. Those that are reserved and quiet may have difficulty leading when put into a position where their decision may lead to success or failure. 
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SSgt Tim Meuret
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Oh my yes!  Just compare two successful Generals from WWII George Patton and Omar Bradley.  They can be best described as night and day, but they both got results.
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Yes it does.
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In what ways does it affect leadership style?
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SSG,



I am going base my opinion on my personality. I
am going to use two personality traits that affect the way I lead soldiers.
That is that I am aggressive and persistent. These two traits allow me to get
the mission done quickly without losing quality of my product. It also allows
me to foresee issues and fix them before they become an issue.




However, if I don't
balance them I could hurt morale and add more stress to myself and the
soldiers, because there's things that can't be fix at my level, so in those
instances I just try to mitigate the "suck" in those situations.


I have seen other leaders that are more "lay back" and at times they
seem like they don't care about issues. In my personal opinion leaders should always
assess their personality and see what are their strengths and weakness so they
can strike a balance and work around them.



 

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I agree wholeheartedly with your last sentence. Self awareness and emotional intelligence are key to assessing strengths and weaknesses in our personality as leaders. Thanks.
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