I concur, and this is across the board; it is for the E1's, WO1's, and O1's. I will share with you; it takes dedication, commitment, and a deep conviction to mentor and develop.
I have personally witnessed Leaders, who have checked the block on the NCOER and OER and did not provide the proper counseling.
This is why I am supportive of additional mentoring concepts. I have taken the initiative in my own career by taking those additional classes and seeking the guidance for those that have served before me.
First off, great topic for discussion. I agree with everything that you stated above! I have been in almost 5 years now, and I have witnessed lots of junior NCOs(some seniors as well), who have all the combat experience, but slim to no experience in being the "whole Soldier" concept. I believe that we as NCOs often pull out the "checklist" when we receive new Soldiers (Personal Data Sheet, ERB, LES, Initial Counseling, etc), but after the checklist is "rounds complete", we forget to mentor and train the Soldier. Personally, I make it a point to "go back to basic" when I receive new Soldiers. I make every effort to teach everything that would be taught at WLC. D&C before PT, how to conduct inspections, lots of focus on Army writing for Specialists, etc. When we go to the range, I try to mentor that Soldier by first making them feel comfortable, then instructing from there. Using positive reinforcement, etc. I also give them "cheat sheets" on anything I have done (printed off my list of completed correspondence courses for them to complete in order to max out on points, etc). I make every effort to teach my Soldiers everything that I know. In the field, I lead from the front by completing the task FIRST while they take notes, then I am there to supervise and make any corrections while they do it. I make it a point to show my Soldiers than just because I am an NCO does NOT mean that I am "too cool for school" or short of getting my hands dirty. I get in the dirt first, then make them get in.