Today we explore what it means to lead with a level of authenticy, care and love for your people that leads to the culture you want and creates the conditions for people to be exceptional. Paul gets straight with us and asks, are you putting your money where your mouth is when it comes to saying you care about your people?
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:
- We explore the unpinning of culture in high performing teams
- We take an interesting look at the meaning behind the words we use
- Paul and I discuss how to cultivate our people that moves them into action and gives them the space to be expectational
- Paul talks about his emotional growth over a long career
In case you didn’t check out Episode 009 and see Paul’s talk at USASOC, here it is…
Here are some must read points from ARSOF NEXT:
- Humans are more important than hardware.
- Quality is better than quantity.
- Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced.
- Competent Special Operations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur.
- Most Special Operations require non-SOF assistance.
| THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ARSOF UNIT |
The unit culture reflected in the behavior of its people and the meaning
people attach to it…
|Adaptability • Autonomy • Empathy • Expertise|
|THE TRAITS OF THE ARSOF SOLDIER The sum of intangible qualities within an individual that develops into a common ethos.|
|Toughness • Audacity • Love|
| THE ARSOF PROMISE TO THE NATION The rally behind a unified |
commitment to the nation.
|I PROTECT THE NATION, WITHOUT FEAR, WITHOUT FAIL, WITHOUT EQUAL.|
- Understand the operational environment.
- Recognize political implications. Facilitate interagency activities.
- Engage the threat discriminately.
- Consider long-term effects. Apply capabilities indirectly. Develop multiple options. Ensure long-term sustainment. Provide sufficient intelligence.
- Balance security and synchronization.
LTC Paul Toolan has been awarded three Bronze Star and has served in a number of capacities across the operational environments including Afghanistan and Syria. He is currently serving as the Chief of Operations at 1st Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg and was a primary force in unlocking and articulating General Cleveland’s vision for Army Special Operations Forces during his time with the Commanders Initiative Group.