Posted on Nov 30, 2013
SGM Matthew Quick
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Give an example of how YOU inspire your subordinates.

Also, if you have one, give an example of how YOU were inspired by a leader.
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MAJ Battalion Executive Officer
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Leaders must be down right genuine!  True inspiration isn't tangible, it comes from inside and appears through actions, conduct on/off duty, and how you treat people!  
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I have always tried to go out of my way to take care of Soldiers even after they are no longer assigned to me. I've written Letters of Recommendation, Letters to the VA to verify a service related injury as well as submitting CAB requests for GO approval for Soldiers who have been out of the service for years.
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This kind of proactive approach does not escape the truly self-disciplined.   And they pass it on.  In fact,  I like that commercial where everyone turns around and does a good deed for their fellow person.  In the military this instills confidence in leadership.   It also makes a good impression on the younger veteran.
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CMC Robert Young
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Good on you sir. That's the way it should be.
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CPT Daniel Walk, M.B.A.
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Subordinates will be inspired by clear, consistent, and predictable communication that gives them an attachment to the leaders' goals.

Leaders, specifically Officers, must do a better job of establishing at least some measurable objectives for their rating period. These goals mustn't be just what the Officer wants the unit to accomplish. These goals must be communicated to the subordinates in a way that subordinates can see how achievement of the goals holds tangible benefits for them.

Officers and SNCOs sit in training meetings every couple weeks and see their units progress toward established goals. Give the troops a progress report every few months. Show them promotion rates a the unit moves toward goal attainment and correlate them.

Tell them what is going to happen, keep them informed, and keep them interested through their own promotions, and other incentives.
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well said
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