Monday, May 13, 2013

The Character Behind Your Command Presence

Command Presence (taken from Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 20)

More than anything else, the leader's command presence sets the tone for the command climate. Command presence is how we present ourselves to others, the myriad of personal attributes and behaviors that communicates to others that we are worthy of their trust and respect.

Character is the foundation of command presence. All people reveal their character in every interaction, and character shapes and permeates a leader's command presence.


Robert Kittridge said...

Character is the one thing we cannot hide. However it is the baseline and foundation for leadership. Remember Character is lots of things, and is subjective. however what matters is that your Character matches what it is you are trying to achieve. In the end it is our character that leads to our results......

Pam McDonald said...

Thanks, Bob.