Posted on Feb 9, 2017
SGT(P) Practical/Vocational Nursing
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Mentorship is the key. Very few people are born leaders, but most can be molded into leaders.
Surround yourself by people better than you. Anything you need to improve on: leadership, technical aspects of your MOS, PT, morals, character, parenting, etc. Find these people, get in their circles and ask questions. Take the initiative to ask the ones you respect and admire the most to be your mentors.
We are mostly products of the people who shape us. We can have an active role in that by choosing who shapes us.
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Thank you for your response. I have great NCOs to mentor me, but they are outside of my chain of command. However, I would like a better working relationship with the NCOs I work with and I would like for them to assist with my development as well. Unfortunately I do not think they are interested in my development as much as I am.
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SFC Jim Ruether
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SGT(P) (Join to see) - Have you approached them and told them you admire their leadership or organizational skills and wish to emulate them? I can't think of anything more flattering than to hear such a statement from a junior enlisted soldier.
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SGT(P) (Join to see) - it's OK. You're going to work with and for people who aren't going to be interested in developing you. Learn what you can from them. Most of the time a mentor is someone you don't work with for very long, but rather someone you develop a lifelong relationship with.
Other times, leaders don't mentor you because you don't ask. It may seem like you have everything under control or just don't want their mentorship for whatever reason
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SSG Matt Harris
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Exactly what I was going to say!
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Learn from the GOOD and the BAD NCOs. You can take the good traits from the good NCOs and learn what NOT to be from the BAD NCOs.
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This is always my answer when people ask me. It's an answer that never fails.
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Act like a SGT now. Go and do SGT things. Separate yourself from your peers. Go out and show them that you are ready to be a SGT and can do the job.
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