21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: 2012 Army Leadership - Army Doctrine Reference Publication FM 6-22, Character, Presence, Intellect (Professional Format Series)
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army Field Manual is a capstone manual which describes the Army's view of leadership, outlines the levels of leadership (direct, organizational, and strategic), and describes the attributes and core leader competencies across all levels. The principal audience for ADRP 6-22 is all leaders, military and civilian. Trainers and educators throughout the Army will also use this publication. Commanders, staffs, and subordinates ensure their decisions and actions comply with applicable United States, international, and, in some cases, host-nation laws and regulations. Commanders at all levels ensure their Soldiers operate in accordance with the law of war and the rules of engagement.
It establishes and describes the leader attributes and core leader competencies that facilitate focused feedback, education, training, and development across all leadership levels. An ideal Army leader has strong intellect, physical presence, professional competence, moral character and serves as a role model. An Army leader is able and willing to act decisively, within the intent and purpose of superior leaders and in the best interest of the organization. Army leaders recognize that organizations, built on mutual trust and confidence, successfully accomplish missions.
Everyone in the Army is part of a team and functions in the role of leader and subordinate. Being a good subordinate is part of being a good leader. All Soldiers and Army Civilians must serve as leaders and followers. It is important to understand that leaders do not just lead subordinates—they also lead other leaders. Leaders are not always designated by position, rank, or authority.
ADRP 6-22 addresses the following topics necessary to become a competent, multiskilled, and agile Army leader:
• Understand the Army definitions of leader and leadership.
• Use the Army leadership requirements model as a common basis for thinking and learning about leadership and associated doctrine.
• Become knowledgeable about the roles and relationships of leaders, including the role of subordinate or team member.
• Discover what makes a good leader: a person of character with presence and intellect.
• Learn how to lead, develop, and achieve through competency-based leadership.
• Identify the influences and stresses in our changing environment that affect leadership.
• Understand the basics of leading at the direct, organizational, and strategic levels.
Part One defines leadership, describes the foundations of Army leadership, and introduces the Army Leadership Requirements Model in Chapter 1. Part Two describes the leader attributes of character, presence, and intellect. Part Three describes the core leader competencies and their application. Part Four addresses the roles and responsibilities of organizational leaders in Chapter 10 and strategic leaders in Chapter 11.
- Progressive Management, October 2012
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