Leadership and Communications

Assignment Instructions: Write a 400-500 word substantive journal entry describing the analytical view. Describe how you extend the Commanders vision and influence in your organization as a future SGM/CSM?  

 As you journal this response you should consider how you can use the concepts of power and influence to implement your commander’s vision. Think about how you assist in the seven step process and what source of power (position/ personal) would best serve your purpose as a SGM/CSM.

Capture ideas and reflect on personal experiences pertaining to the module content. Journaling is a continuous reflective exercise designed to assist students in developing contextual relevance of subject matter for practical application. It also provides instructors with insight to student understanding of key concepts.  Reflective exercises (journaling) are essential in the development process. Journal entries will assist in constructing the course capstone project. 

Learners are expected use the journals to gather, record, and store select evidence and capture reflective thoughts relevant to their learning and continued growth. Students will capture SMC Capstone-related information, discussion question summaries, topic-specific notes, and/or reflective observations that are considered significant in their continued growth and progress as a senior military leader.  Journal entries at the end of each semester will contain a response to the following reflection question and students may expand from there as desired.