14 Leadership Traits Of The Marine Corps

14 Leadership Traits
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The practice of being fair and consistent. To give consideration to both sides of a situation and base reward or punishment on merit.
Be honest with yourself about why you make a particular decision. Avoid favoritsm. Try to be fair at all times to all things and people.

The ability to think calmy and clearly, and in an orderly fashion so that you can make good decisions.
Avoid making rash decisions. Approach decisions with a common sense attitude.

You can be relied upon to perform your duties properly. It means that you can be trusted to complete a job. It is the willing and voluntary support of the policies and orders of the chain of command. Dependability also means consistently putting forth your best effort in an attempt to achieve the highest standards of performance.
Form habbits of being where you need to be on time. Avoid making excuses. Carry out every task to the best of your ability regardless if you like it or agree with it.

You are honest and truthful in what you say and do. You put honesty, sense of duty, and sound moral principles above all else.
Be absolutely honest and truthful at all times. Stand up for what you believe is right.

That you are able to make good decisions without delay. You get all the facts and weigh them against each other, then act – calmly and quickly – arriving at a sound decision.
Be positive in your actions instead of acting half heartedly, or changing your mind on an issue.

You can deal with people in a manner that will maintain good relations and avoid problems. It means that you are polite, calm, and firm in approach.
Try to be courteus and cheerful at all times. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Taking action even though you haven’t been given orders. It means meeting new and unexpected situations with prompt action. It includes using resourcefulness to get something done without the normal material or methods being available to you.

Work on staying mentally and physically alert. Be aware of the things that need to be done and do them without being told.

The mental and physical stamina that is measured by your ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship. A lack of endurance in a combat situation is sometimes viewed as cowardice. In peacetime, endurance is the quality of withstanding pain.
Engage in physical training that will strengthen your body. Finish every task to the best of your ability by forcing yourself to continue when you are physically tired and mentally sluggish.

Your general appearance, how you conduct and carry yourself. Your personal appearance and the condition of your clothing and equipment should be outstanding. Your manner should reflect alertness, competence, confidence, and control
Hold yourself to the highest standards of personal conduct. Never be content with meeting the bare requirements.

You avoid making yourself comfortable at the expense of others. Be considerate of others. Give credit to those who work well rather than take the credit for yourself
Avoid using your position or rank for personal gain, safety, or pleasure at the expense of others. Be considerate.

Courage is what allows you to remain calm while recognizing fear. Moral courage means that you have the guts to stand up for what is right and to accept blame when something is your fault. Physical courage means that you can continue to function effectively when there is physical danger present.
Practice of self discipline and calmness. Conquer daily fears to control reactions.

the understanding of a science or art. Knowledge means that you have acquired information and that you understand people. Your knowledge should be broad, and in addition to knowing your job and your MOS, you should know your unit’s policies and keep up with current events.
Remain alert. Listen, observe, and find out about things you don't understand. Study feild manuels and military litatures.

You are devoted to your country, the Corps, and to your seniors, peers, and subordinates. The motto of our Corps is Semper Fidelis! You owe unwavering loyalty up and down the chain of command, to seniors, subordinates, and peers.
Devotion to your country, The Corps, and to your seniors, peers, and subordinates. Loyaly up and down the chain of command.

A sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of your duties. If you are enthusiastic, you are optimistic, cheerful, and willing to accept the challenge of the Marine Corps.
Understanding and belief in your mission. Understand why uniteresting jobs must be done.

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