Archive for June 18th, 2008

What I Learned from My Marine–Lead Thyself

Sometimes we can forget that we are all leaders of something.  Whether we lead ministries, volunteers, employees, children or just ourselves we all lead in some capacity. 


As I was looking through Cody’s Marine Corps leadership manual I was amazed how much of what they teach can be applied to anyone you find yourself leading.  However, the first and most important thing to remember as a leader is that we first lead ourselves. 


Cody says that his favorite leadership concept from the manual is: “Know Thyself and Seek Self-improvement”


See how you stack up against these three top leadership concepts the United States Marine Corps expect from their men.


Authority—the legitimate power of a leader to direct those subordinate to him to take action within the scope of his position. 

Responsibility—the obligation to act or to do that which you must answer for

Accountability—the leader answers for his actions and accepts the consequences, good or bad.  Accountability is the final act on the establishment of one’s credibility.   

Post a comment and discuss where you see yourself needing improvement.  After all, we’re all leaders of something…


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