Ethical Leadership Decision-Making Process: Class Notes Essay

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SSD 3 – Module 1 Notes
Mod 1 - Apply Ethical Leadership Decision Making Process:
 3 Perspectives:
• Virtues – Desirable Qualities – Courage, justice, compassion
• Principals – Authoritative – Army Values
• Consequences – greatest good, greatest number of people

 Ethical reasoning – informal process – integral

 Army Problem Solving:
1. Form of decision making.
2. Is a systematic approach to define a problem, develop possible solutions to solve the problem, arriving at the best solution, implementing the best solution.
3. Solve near-term problems, form the basis for long-term success.

 Army Seven Step Problem Solving Model:
1. ID the problem – WWWWW
2. Gather information – Facts, Assumptions, Interest
3. Develop
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3. Training support – the generating force and operational army share the responsibility and fulfilling it requires close coordination, integration, and synchronization.

 Training prepares individuals, units, staffs, and their leaders to conduct full spectrum operations anytime and anywhere along the spectrum of conflict.

 3 Spectrums that complement each other – Operational / Institutional / Self-development

 Soldiers and army civilians cycle between the institutional and operational domains for training and education throughout their careers.

 The army training management tool – METL (Mission-essential task list)

 Top-down/bottom-up approach to training is a team effort that applies mission command to training.
1. Plan
2. Prepare
3. Execute
4. Assess

Mod 1 – Measures to Reduce Combat Stress:
 Controlling combat stress can be a factor between victory and defeat in all forms of human conflict.
 Leaders directly influence the level of stress in a unit.

 Define stress and stress related terminology:
1. Stressors – a stressor is any event or situation which requires a non-routine change in adaptation or behavior.
2. Combat stressors – are stressors related to combat operations.
3. Stress – is the internal process of preparing to deal with a stressor.
4. Stress Appraisal – stress may or may not involve conscious awareness of the threat.
5. Physical stressors