There is a value to pushing the limits and expectations on students that has been lost because the training community failed to define the value inherent in these methods. In not applying a performance objective [...]
These young men and women (two-thirds of them were under 28 years old) had joined the service between 2003 and 2007. What that means is that they spent years of their young lives watching their friends and families come home dead or wounded and still said, “Sign me up.” At a time in the world where going into harms way was an “imperative” rather than a remote possibility, these people had volunteered anyway.
Students of leadership in any organization have, at one time or another, considered defined leadership competencies as a road map of sorts for personal growth. They represent the qualities, talents, and abilities that make up the perfect leader.