The Military Leader
The Military Leader is a blog devoted to growing leaders of all professions. It was created by Andrew Steadman, an Army Infantry officer and long time student of leadership. Andrew is also a co-founder of The Military Writers Guild, which provides community and mentorship for defense writers.
Recent articles from The Military Leader
Real Leaders Don’t Motivate Their Troops By Being Angry
Getting angry might be emotionally satisfying, but it’s usually ineffective as a means of motivating people.
‘Action Man’ Or ‘Planning Man’: Know Your Role At Every Level Of Command
The organization suffers when leaders forget the level at which they’re supposed to lead.
10 Things We Need To Understand About Military Millennials
Just because they don’t think or act like you is no reason to shove them into a corner or push them out of the Army.
12 Leadership Tips That Every Staff Officer Should Live By
Just because you are on a staff doesn’t mean you aren’t a leader.
We Need More Strong Leaders To Take On ROTC Cadre Assignments
It’s time we recognize that assignment as an ROTC cadre is an extremely important position in the development of junior leaders.
Dear Cadets, Being An Officer Doesn’t Automatically Make You A Leader
A seasoned officer writes a letter to cadets on what it takes to be a real leader.
Why Leadership Speed Is Critical To Engaging Your Team
Not every activity needs to occur at full throttle.
Making Sense Of The Army’s Battalion Command Selection
The Army’s centralized selection list process explained.
Good Leadership Sometimes Means Keeping Your Opinion To Yourself
It’s easy to feel like you’re not really leading unless you are contributing something. Here’s why that’s dangerous.
Joining the Military
Why The Phrase ‘It Is What It Is’ Damages The Military Mindset
The problem with “It is what it is” is that it abdicates responsibility, shuts down creative problem solving, and concedes defeat