Leader Development Improvement Guide (LDIG) February 2018

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Table of Contents(Hold Ctrl and click on a heading to jump to a section)Introduction . 5Background . 5Army Leadership Requirements . 6Using the Leader Development Improvement (LDI) Guide . 7LDI Guide Purpose . 7How the LDI Guide is organized . 9Individual Leadership Development Plan. 18Section One: Leader Competencies . 24Competency: Leads Others . 25Uses appropriate methods of influence to energize others . 26Provides purpose, motivation, and inspiration . 28Enforces standards . 30Balances mission and welfare of followers . 32Additional Information . 34Competency: Builds Trust . 35Sets personal example for trust . 36Takes direct action to build trust . 38Sustains a climate of trust . 40Additional Information . 42Competency: Extends Influence Beyond the Chain of Command . 43Understands sphere, means and limits of influence . 44Negotiates, builds consensus, and resolves conflict . 45Additional Information . 48Competency: Leads by Example . 49Displays character . 50Exemplifies the Warrior Ethos. 52Leads with confidence in adverse situations . 54Demonstrates technical and tactical competence . 56Understands the importance of conceptual skills and models them to others . 58Seeks diverse ideas and points of view . 60Additional Information . 62Competency: Communicates . 63Listens actively . 64Creates shared understanding . 66Employs engaging communication techniques . 68Is sensitive to cultural factors in communication . 70Additional information . 72111

Table of ContentsCompetency: Creates a Positive Environment/Fosters esprit de corps . 73Fosters teamwork, cohesion, cooperation, and loyalty (esprit de corps). 74Encourages fairness and inclusiveness. 76Encourages open and candid communications. 78Creates a learning environment . 80Encourages subordinates to exercise initiative, accept responsibility, and take ownership . 82Demonstrates care for follower well-being . 84Anticipates people’s on-the-job needs . 86Sets and maintains high expectations for individuals and teams . 88Additional Information . 90Competency: Prepares Self . 91Maintains mental and physical health and well-being . 92Expands knowledge of technical, technological, and tactical areas . 94Expands conceptual and interpersonal capabilities . 96Analyzes and organizes information to create knowledge . 98Maintains relevant cultural awareness . 100Maintains relevant geopolitical awareness. 102Maintains self-awareness: Employs self-understanding and recognizes impact on others . 104Additional Information . 106Competency: Develops Others. 107Assesses developmental needs of others . 108Counsels, coaches, and mentors . 110Facilitates ongoing development . 112Builds team or group skills and processes . 114Additional Information . 116Competency: Stewards the Profession . 117Supports professional and personal growth . 118Improves the organization . 120Additional Information . 122Competency: Gets Results . 123Prioritizes, organizes, and coordinates taskings for teams or other organizationalstructures/groups . 124Identifies and accounts for capabilities and commitment to task . 126Designates, clarifies, and deconflicts roles . 128Identifies, contends for, allocates, and manages resources . 130Removes work barriers . 132Recognizes and rewards good performance . 134Seeks, recognizes, and takes advantage of opportunities to improve performance. 136Makes feedback part of work processes . 138Executes plans to accomplish the mission . 140Identifies and adjusts to external influences on the mission and organization . 142Additional Information . 144222

Table of ContentsSection Two: Leader Attributes .145Attribute: Army Values .146Values are principles, standards, or qualities considered essential for successful leaders .147Values are fundamental to help people discern right from wrong in any situation .148The Army has seven values to develop in all Army individuals: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service,honor, integrity, and personal courage 149Attribute: Empathy . 150The propensity to experience something from another person’s point of view . 151The ability to identify with and enter into another person’s feelings and emotions . 152The desire to care for and take care of Soldiers and others . 153Attribute: Warrior Ethos/Service Ethos . 154The internal shared attitudes and beliefs that embody the spirit of the Army profession forSoldiers and Army Civilians alike . 155Attribute: Discipline . 156Controls one’s own behavior according to Army Values . 157Mindset to obey and enforce good orderly practices in administrative,organizational, training, and operational duties . 158Attributes: Military and Professional Bearing . 159Possessing a commanding presence . 160Projecting a professional image of authority . 161Attributes: Fitness . 162Having sound health, strength and endurance that support one’s emotional health andconceptual ability under prolonged stress . 163Attribute: Confidence . 164Projecting self-confidence and certainty in the unit’s ability to succeed in its missions . 165Demonstrating composure and outward calm through control over one’s emotions . 166Attribute: Resilience . 167Showing a tendency to recover quickly from setbacks, shocks, injuries, adversity and stress whilemaintaining a mission and organizational focus . 168Attribute: Mental Agility.