Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jyokker, Oct 22, 2008.
Agree or disagree?
I guess, to some extent. But the statement is most accurate the higher up you go in the chain.
Changed to suit my opinion.
Someshit you have to be able to do yourself in order to lead your men.
"A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops." General of the Armies John J. Pershing
Depends, For officers its mostly the administrative part. For NCO's they better know the job well.
If your subordinates know the job better than you they wont respect you.
That being said, if you come in and respect the knowledge of your subordinates and dont pretend to know everything, they will like you enough to show respect until you are up to speed.
I disagree. If you are incompetent, they will not respect you. One of the reasons many subordinates feel their technical ability trumps their supervisor is because the supervisor is usually a dick or incompetent.
truth. At field training I felt that the person chosen to be flight commander at one time was totally inept. I didn't just feel that way without reason. She didn't have a clue. I didn't respect her much before and I guess I lost what little I had for her afterward. Pretty sure she finished ahead of me in the flight anyway though.
I say not.
A good leader would know the strengths and weaknesses of his people that can actually accomplish a task, HOWEVER 99% of the time they won't respect you enough to let you lead them if you have no idea what the hell is going on.