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Is Loyalty a Disappearing Trait?

By Fire Officer Leadership Academy / July 29, 2023 /

July 29, 2023 Is Loyalty a Disappearing Trait? As I continue writing about the Marine Corps leadership traits, this week’s topic is loyalty, which is “the quality of faithfulness” to your country, spouse, family, or organization.1 However, is loyalty a disappearing trait? Is loyalty taking the same route as an outdated computer mainframe? Read on to…

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Are You Unselfish?

By Fire Officer Leadership Academy / July 29, 2023 /

Are You Unselfish? This week’s leadership trait is unselfishness which is, not “providing for one’s own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.”1 A helping hand or stab in the back? We all know two types of people. There are those unselfish individuals who are always ready to lend a helping hand to…

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Do You Have Endurance or Do You Give Up Too Easily?

By Fire Officer Leadership Academy / July 29, 2023 /

Do You Have Endurance or Do You Give Up Too Easily? As I continue the series on the Marine Corps leadership traits, this week’s topic is endurance which is, “The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship.”1 Mental and physical stamina Think about the following scenarios: These…

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Are You Maintaining Your Bearing?

By Fire Officer Leadership Academy / July 29, 2023 /

Are You Maintaining Your Bearing? Reading the blog title, you may be asking yourself, “I’m not out in the woods with a compass, so what are you talking about?” I’m writing about how you carry yourself and how you present yourself to those you lead. As I continue the series on the Marine Corps leadership…

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Are You Enthusiastic About Your Career?

By Fire Officer Leadership Academy / July 29, 2023 /

Are You Enthusiastic About Your Career? You may be enthusiastic about your time off, your hobbies, or your favorite sports team, but are you enthusiastic about your career? Enthusiasm is one of the fourteen Marine Corps leadership traits that is defined as “The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.”1 Do…

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Justice is a Leadership Trait

By Fire Officer Leadership Academy / July 29, 2023 /

The Leadership Trait of Justice This is the eighth article in a series about the fourteen leadership traits taught by the U.S. Marine Corps, and this week’s topic is Justice. The Principles of Marine Corps Leadership describes justice as “Giving reward and punishment according to the merits of the case in question. The ability to administer a…

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