Army Leadership

Publication Title:                   Army Leadership; Competent, Confident, & Agile
Publication/revision date:    13 SEP 2006
Field Manual:                        FM 6-22
   Supersedes:                      FM 22-100, 31 AUG 1999
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
PREFACE ..............................................................................................................v
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.....................................................................................vi
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................viii
PART ONE THE BASIS OF LEADERSHIP
Chapter 1 LEADERSHIP DEFINED ................................................................................... 1-1
Influencing .......................................................................................................... 1-2
Operating............................................................................................................ 1-3
Improving............................................................................................................ 1-3
Chapter 2 THE FOUNDATIONS OF ARMY LEADERSHIP............................................... 2-1
The Founding Documents of our Nation ............................................................ 2-1
The Civilian-Military Linkage .............................................................................. 2-1
Leadership and Command Authority.................................................................. 2-3
The Army Leadership Requirements Model....................................................... 2-3
Excelling at the Core Leader Competencies...................................................... 2-7
Chapter 3 LEADERSHIP ROLES, LEADERSHIP LEVELS, AND LEADERSHIP TEAMS3-1
Roles and Relationships..................................................................................... 3-1
Levels of Leadership .......................................................................................... 3-5
Leader Teams .................................................................................................... 3-8
Team Structures ................................................................................................. 3-9
PART TWO THE ARMY LEADER: PERSON OF CHARACTER, PRESENCE AND
INTELLECT
Chapter 4 LEADER CHARACTER..................................................................................... 4-1
Army Values ....................................................................................................... 4-2
Empathy.............................................................................................................. 4-9
The Warrior Ethos ............................................................................................ 4-10
Character Development ................................................................................... 4-12
Character and Beliefs....................................................................................... 4-12
Character and Ethics........................................................................................ 4-14
Chapter 5 LEADER PRESENCE ........................................................................................5-1
Military and Professional Bearing .......................................................................5-1
Health Fitness .....................................................................................................5-2
Physical Fitness ..................................................................................................5-2
Confidence..........................................................................................................5-2
Resilience............................................................................................................5-3
Chapter 6 LEADER INTELLIGENCE..................................................................................6-1
Mental Agility.......................................................................................................6-1
Sound Judgment.................................................................................................6-2
Innovation............................................................................................................6-2
Interpersonal Tact ...............................................................................................6-3
Domain Knowledge.............................................................................................6-5
PART THREE COMPETENCY-BASED LEADERSHIP FOR DIRECT THROUGH
STRATEGIC LEVELS
Chapter 7 LEADING............................................................................................................7-3
Leads Others.......................................................................................................7-4
Extends Influence Beyond the Chain of Command..........................................7-11
Leads by Example ............................................................................................7-13
Communicates ..................................................................................................7-14
Chapter 8 DEVELOPING.....................................................................................................8-1
Creates a Positive Environment..........................................................................8-1
Prepares Self ......................................................................................................8-6
Develops Others .................................................................................................8-9
Chapter 9 ACHIEVING ........................................................................................................9-1
Providing Direction, Guidance, and Priorities .....................................................9-1
Developing and Executing Plans ........................................................................9-2
Accomplishing Missions......................................................................................9-5
Competencies Applied for Success ....................................................................9-7
Chapter 10 INFLUENCES ON LEADERSHIP ....................................................................10-1
Challenges of the Operating Environment........................................................10-1
Stress In Combat ..............................................................................................10-4
Stress in Training ..............................................................................................10-7
Dealing With the Stress of Change...................................................................10-7
Tools for Adaptability ........................................................................................10-8
PART FOUR LEADING AT ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRATEGIC LEVELS
Chapter 11 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP .................................................................11-1
Leading .............................................................................................................11-1
Developing ........................................................................................................11-4
Achieving...........................................................................................................11-8
Chapter 12 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP.............................................................................12-1
Leading .............................................................................................................12-2
Developing ........................................................................................................12-9
Achieving.........................................................................................................12-13
Appendix A LEADER ATTRIBUTES AND CORE LEADER COMPETENCIES...................A-1
Appendix B COUNSELING....................................................................................................B-1
Types of Developmental Counseling ................................................................. B-1
The Leader as a Counselor................................................................................ B-4
The Qualities of the Counselor........................................................................... B-4
Accepting Limitations.......................................................................................... B-6
Adaptive Approaches to Counseling .................................................................. B-8
Counseling Techniques...................................................................................... B-8
The Four-Stage Counseling Process ................................................................. B-9
Summary—The Counseling Process at a Glance ...........................................B-14
Glossary ...............................................................................................................Glossary-1
References ...........................................................................................................References-1
Index .....................................................................................................................Index-1
Figures
Figure 2-1. The Army Values .................................................................................................2-2
Figure 2-2. The Army leadership requirements model...........................................................2-4
Figure 2-3. Eight core leader competencies and supporting behaviors.................................2-7
Figure 3-1. The NCO vision....................................................................................................3-3
Figure 3-2. The Army civilian corps creed..............................................................................3-4
Figure 3-3. Army leadership levels.........................................................................................3-6
Figure 4-1. The Soldier’s Creed ...........................................................................................4-10
Figure 8-1. Stages of team building .....................................................................................8-18
Figure A-1. The Army leadership requirements model ..........................................................A-1
Figure A-2. Competency of leads others and associated components and actions..............A-2
Figure A-3. Competency of extends influence beyond the chain of command and
associated components and actions...................................................................A-3
Figure A-4. Competency of leads by example and associated components and
actions.................................................................................................................A-4
Figure A-5. Competency of communicates and associated components and actions ..........A-5
Figure A-6. Competency of creates a positive environment and associated
components and actions.....................................................................................A-6
Figure A-7. Competency of prepares self and associated components and actions.............A-7
Figure A-8. Competency of develops others and associated components and actions ........A-8
Figure A-9. Competency of gets results and associated components and actions ...............A-9
Figure A-10. Attributes associated with a leader of character (identity) ............................. A-10
Figure A-11. Attributes associated with a leader with presence ......................................... A-10
Figure A-12. Attributes associated with a leader with intellectual capacity......................... A-11
Figure B-1. Support activities .................................................................................................B-7
Figure B-2. Counseling approach summary chart..................................................................B-8
Figure B-3. Example of a counseling outline....................................................................... B-10
Figure B-4. Example of a counseling session......................................................................B-12
Figure B-5. A summary of counseling..................................................................................B-14
Figure B-6. Example of a developmental counseling form—event counseling ...................B-15
Figure B-7. Example of a developmental counseling form—event counseling
(reverse) ...........................................................................................................B-16
Figure B-8. Example of a developmental counseling form—performance/professional
growth counseling.............................................................................................B-17
Figure B-9. Example of a developmental counseling form—performance/professional
growth counseling (reverse) .............................................................................B-18
Figure B-10. Guidelines on completing a developmental counseling form .........................B-19
Figure B-11. Guidelines on completing a developmental counseling form (reverse)..........B-20
 

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