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Epi. #14, Getting Back to Basics

In this episode CSM (Ret.) Dan Elder discusses getting back to the basics and attempts to identify a few foundational techniques company grade noncommissioned officers should master. Key to a professional leader’s style are in being grounded in the way that they operate, those basic behaviors that set them apart from others. The way we perform is usually influenced by what we have learned either through formal training or education, by observing and watching those around us, or by other events or influencers. It is by reflecting on some of those techniques that either confirm our own styles, or fill in gaps that currently exist.

I make it known that the eight I chose to talk about in this episode are not in any order, not the most important. It is the starting point for my continued dialog in the coming episodes of what I perceive to be basic leadership skills and techniques, and drive the listener more towards useful, realistic advice. #NCO2020

The NCO Guide is a forum for the host CSM (Ret.) Dan Elder and his guests to discuss topics of interest to US Army noncommissioned officers and to enhance the dialog between professionals, as well as offer advice and counsel in a no-nonsense way. Please feel free to add your own feedback here in the comments section or call our Hotline at (254) 853-4410, or use the Twitter hashtag #NCOGuide and tell us what you think.

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CSM Dan Elder, USA, Retired
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Dan is a leadership coach, management consultant, and change agent who has mentored hundreds of leaders at all levels. A retired Command Sergeant Major with more than 26-years serving soldiers and their families, he has deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. Dan's culminating assignment was as the senior enlisted advisor of a major Army Command (USAMC) and as the Army's senior enlisted sustainer. He served on the Sergeant Major of the Army's Board of Directors and is author, editor or advisor to a number of soldier-related books and articles. Working as an independent consultant and small-business owner in Killeen TX, Dan continues to serve soldiers as a Blogger, Podcaster and Speaker. He was selected as the first enlisted Senior Fellow for the Association of the United States Army and was inducted to the US Army Sergeants Major Academy Wall of Fame, and the US Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame

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