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Good stuff!
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CSM Command Sergeant Major IN
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Good article PV2 (Join to see) .

I'll throw in "passion" as an important trait you should research also. Passion is the fire in the belly. It is somewhat ironic that in leadership literature, passion is often associated with what happens to leaders when they don’t have it: lack of energy, loss of creativity, diminished motivation and ultimately burnout. When you believe in and love what you do it's not a job.

Passion should be the eighth Army value
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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Amazing read. Thanks for sharing PV2 (Join to see).

As you already know I like to go around touting that people are their product of their environment/leadership. Why? Because its true. People are a product of their upbringing/environment/leadership. I do also believe the reason that I have enjoyed a fulfilling and fun Army career thus far is because I have been the product of some outstanding leadership. This further hardens my stance on what it means to be a good leader and take care of people. There will be times to get real and there will be times to sit back and kick it. To me, the paramount of a good leader is taking care of people. If you don't genuinely care for your people, to me, that would make me nervous because does that mean you care about promoting yourself at the expense of others? I don't know.

What people also need to understand is you can be a strong a tough leader and be a compassionate leader. That doesn't mean coddle and baby but that also doesn't mean running around being fake and toxic just for the sake of being fake and toxic. Just speculating. A good leader or leaders will keep the cycle rolling along. I also say to you as well that one bad leader can throw the whole cycle out of whack.

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