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The Warrior’s Character: Leadership Wisdom From West Point’s Cadet Prayer by Don Snider

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CHAPTER FIVEHIGH-IMPACT MILITARY LEADERSHIP

THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF AUTHENTIC MORAL LEADERSHIP ON FOLLOWERS

PATRICK J. SWEENEY AND SEAN T. HANNAH

The epigraph clearly declares that character development plays a central role in preparing leaders to meet the challenges of leading in combat. In fact, character is one of the three pillars in the Army’s Be-Know-Do leader development framework. Character corresponds to the Be pillar of the framework, entailing the values and attributes that define a leader. The Know pillar pertains to the competencies (knowledge and skills) leaders must possess, while the Do pillar deals with the application of these competencies to leadership. Each pillar is necessary but not in itself sufficient to provide effective ...

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