How Does it Work
This process build on each other and enable consistent thinking and action. Closely interwoven, they repeat and complement each other. Constant situation analysis recognises changes and evaluates them. The evaluation serves to prepare decisions and plan alternative courses of action, which culminate in a decision. The decision is the core of the subsequent command, which also coordinates the cooperation of the subordinate troops who depend on it. Already during the preparation of the decision, the troops can be oriented through preliminary orders and prepared for new orders at an early stage. With the control that follows each issuance of orders, the control cycle closes, since the knowledge gained in the course of the control flows back into the situation assessment in order to be evaluated again.
Needed Leadership Skills
Are leaders born or made? Decide yourself but I think that if the right mind-set is given everything is possible. Leaders may not always be the one who generate success, but they are responsible for their team success.
Some (for me) important success factors for true leaders:
- always take responsibility
- are self-confident but not cocky
- make no excuses
- understand leadership as teamwork
- make decisions even when not all information is known
- allow themselves to be led even by subordinates