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NCO Journal January 2021 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Leadership: Building a Culture of Respect

By Master Sgt. Jeremy D. Scott

Leadership is a lifelong collection of skills, traits, intelligence, intuition, and most importantly, the drive and motivation to do what one believes is right. It is dynamic and requires passion and empathy to view situations from multiple points of view to make informed critical decisions.

Article published on: January 29, 2020

Counseling and Leader Development in the Digital Age

By Sgt. Maj. Craig Collins

To create Soldiers ready for the future battlefield, counseling and leader development must evolve to encompass the digital age. The U.S. Army should create an interactive counseling experience that embraces technology and data-driven metrics to properly develop future leaders comfortable operating in ambiguous environments.

Article published on: January 8, 2020

What Makes a Good Leader?

By 1st Sgt. Jimmy A. Robles

Earning the loyalty of your subordinates is something special and every leader should strive for this; how you accomplish this gift will only come by treating your subordinates fairly, coaching, teaching, and mentoring them well, and showing them that you are deserving of this gift through your deeds and not your words.

Article published on: January 6, 2020