The extent to which you, as a Navy leader, apply
leadership skills depends partially on your level in the
chain of command or your specific job situation. Some
skills, for instance, are more important for a petty officer
than for a commanding officer; nevertheless, all are
important for effective leadership.
Whatever the job or situation, you exhibit better
leadership skills when you have pride in yourself, the
Navy, and your country. You also exhibit better
leadership skills when you act in a professional manner
in your rating and in your role as a leader. Such
traditional Navy values as honesty, respect, and trust are
NOT dead. They are alive and wellthey are seen in the
Navy's most effective leaders.
As a petty officer, you will sometimes be in a
supervisory position. You will have the responsibility to
understand your people's needs and to help them meet
their needs while helping to achieve the Navy's mission.
Because you have a great influence on your people, you
should strive to be a strong, positive influence that will
aid in their growth.
Being a supervisor entails many different skills.
However, most of those skills involve pride,
professionalism, and an understanding of those working
for you. Only through diligent study and hard work will
you rise from one of the crowd to become a true Navy
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Master Chief Petty Officers, NAVEDTRA 10049,
Naval Education and Training Program Management
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Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) Management
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Operations, Washington, DC, 1991.
Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) Program,
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Petty Officer Indoctrination Course, Student's Journal,
NAVEDTRA 38200, Naval Education and Training
Program Management Support Activity, Pensacola,
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Navy, OPNAVINST 3120.32C, Chief of Naval
Operations, Washington, DC, 1994.
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A1. The term fundamentals of leadership refers to the
art of influencing people to work toward a
A2. Leadership fundamentals are learned from the
experiences of our successful leaders; we learn
from their mistakes and successes.
A3. Individuals values and beliefs are influenced by
childhood experiences, ethnic background, and
A4. As a leader you should strive to identify and
consider differences in people when deciding
upon a course of action.
REVIEW 2 ANSWERS
A1. The human need to be liked is called social
A2. The human need to realize our full potential is self
REVIEW 3 ANSWERS
A1. To teach while performing a task, team the
untrained worker with a knowledgeable
A2. When materials are subject to shelf-life
restrictions, the item must be used before the
date on the container or the item must be
A3. PMS cards, maintenance manuals, and
technical orders often describe the proper tools
for a specific task.
A4. In order to keep track of your crews progress, you
must measure the progress against some