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Military Leadership?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:41 pm
by toad
I was reading some military science fiction and a theory was presented that leadership can not be taught. An individual has it or he doesn't and the best thing is to put individuals into stressful training and observe to find those with leadership abilities. Any thoughts or comments on this ?

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:30 am
by Precision
Leadership can be taught. Stunningly brilliant leadership, not so much, but anyone with a spine and willing to do some basic work and take basic instructions can become a leader of a small group with not so tough tasks. As the group gets bigger and the tasks tougher natural leadership or tons of desire are required. Like everything else, some are natively better at it than others.

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:15 pm
by Rod
Heck, I became a leader. Wasn't brilliant but I was a decent leader.

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:12 pm
by Vonz90
It is some of both. Some have a better aptitude for it than others, but there is a body of knowledge and tools and anyone will be better if the learn to apply those tools.

The best are those with a gift for it and the tools.

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 pm
by Cobar
Vonz90 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:12 pm
It is some of both. Some have a better aptitude for it than others, but there is a body of knowledge and tools and anyone will be better if the learn to apply those tools.

The best are those with a gift for it and the tools.
+1

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:55 am
by BDK
"Natural leaders" are either lying, or POS who surround themselves with toadies.

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:06 pm
by toad
It seems that often the best leaders don't want the job, but the crazy and the stupid fight for it.

Re: Military Leadership?

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm
by Langenator
That, all to often, seems to be the case with political leadership as well.

The only people who want to job (and are willing to wade through the BS that getting the job entails) are all too often people who should under no circumstances be allowed to have it.