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Question:
How do strategic leaders establish long-term goals?

Answer:
The organization’s vision provides the framework for establishing long-term goals and core values. In simple terms, strategic leaders identify factors that are crucial to the organization’s vision. They use this information to establish the long-term goals that will advance and improve an organization.

Question:
How important is it for a leader to embrace the organization's values?

Answer:
There are many answers to this question, but the important point here is that strategic leaders (any leader, actually) should develop a method to measure his/her success. Strategic leaders are the individuals in an organization who have long-term vision and who have a key role in developing the organization's goals. Their success is typically associated with how well the organization does in reaching these goals. The tools used to measure the organization's progress in achieving these goals can also be used to measure the strategic leader's success. Other ways to measure a leader's success include surveying the members in the organization on the "corporate climate" in which they work. It is also dependent on how well he/she manages the organization's resources (money, time, people, etc.) and how well he/she does in keeping the group focused on pursuing the organization’s goals when external pressures distract them. Learn more about effective leadership and organizational management using some of the references listed here.

Question:
How should a leader cope with the opportunities and challenges of being a leader, to include mistakes he/she makes?

Answer:
A good leader should welcome new opportunities and challenges, as they are the very things that help an individual grow and develop. Develop a network of peers with whom you can share your challenges and support each other’s efforts. Develop a plan to address the opportunities and challenges of being a leader and include personal limits to avoid leader burnout. Note also that you should never cover up your errors. Admit your mistakes and take the necessary course of action to correct them. Demonstrate willingness to support team members and subordinates when they make mistakes as well. One should learn from all experiences – mistakes and successes.

Question:
In what ways might a leader’s personal values negatively affect a situation?

Answer:
Although everyone has a right to his/her own opinion and set of personal values, it is important to recognize that they can produce adverse reactions in different situations if they severely conflict with others’ in the organization. It is important for a leader to adapt his/her behavior (without compromising his/her integrity) so it reflects the appropriate response rather than imposing value-based judgment.

Question:
What are the "Army Values?"

Answer:
There are seven Army Values, which according to GEN Dennis J. Reimer, former Chief of Staff, Army, “Values are at the core of everything our Army is and does.” The following is a list of the Army Values, as found on the Army’s official website, www.army.mil: ·Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers. ·Duty: Fulfill your obligations. ·Respect: Treat people as they should be treated. ·Selfless-Service: Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. ·Honor: Live up to all the Army values. ·Integrity: Do what’s right, legally and morally. ·Personal Courage: Face fear, danger, or adversity (Physical or Moral).

Question:
What is the important of Army values to the strategic leader?

Answer:
Army values are so important to the strategic leader because they represent the ideals and principles everyone in and associated with the Army stand for and all Soldiers and Department of the Army (DA) civilians take an oath to abide by them. According to the Field Manual 22-100 on Army Leadership, “These values tell you what you need to be, every day, in every action you take. Army values form the very identity of the Army, the solid rock upon which everything else stands, especially in combat. They are the glue that binds together the members of a noble profession. As a result, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. Army values are nonnegotiable: they apply to everyone and in every situation throughout the Army.” Strategic Army leaders need to demonstrate values-based leadership at all times.
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