The Qualities & Functions of a ‘Military’ Leader

Military LeadershipQualities of a Leader

  1. Courage.
  2. Willpower.
  3. Initiative.
  4. Knowledge.
  5. Integrity.
  6. Self confidence.
  7. Enthusiasm.
  8. An ability to communicate.

Functions of a Leader

  1. Planning.
  2. Briefing.
  3. Controlling.
  4. Supporting.
  5. Discipline.
  6. Evaluating.

As taught on the now defunct Military Proficiency Certificate (MPC) course to Junior Non-Commissioned Officers (JNCOs). The MPC was replaced by the Command, Leadership and Management (CLM) programme, which is developmental and has four levels.

  • Pre Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO)
  • Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (JNCO)
  • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO)
  • Warrant Officer (WO)
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