A leader is the one who shows the right path to the people who follows him. Whether the task is a menial one or one of a great national significance, the responsibility of leading a team is just the same.
Being a leader is not everyone’s cup of tea and it takes a lot of commitment and sincere efforts to build interpersonal relationships for a good team to succeed too. Whether a person is leading a team of soldiers on a mission against the enemies or whether it is a scout group leader, guiding a team through a dense forest – the risks are always the same. Only, the leader’s composure means everything and this is what sets him primarily on the track as a leader.
When it comes to leading fellow soldiers through immensely important missions like fighting against terrorist attacks Alex Cronstein is a legend already. As a US Marine, he has faced the task of handling his team and fighting it out tooth and nail to protect the country from imminent attacks. Such missions are risky and only very skilled soldiers are usually on the duty to do so.
It requires a soldier to display some cool talent of tact and strategizing efforts to get in to the helm and attack the enemy or else even protect the own territory from any attack. During this kind of mission, the team leader or the field officer has a task of helping his fellow soldiers realize the task that they are assigned. Then they shall proceed with the plan and either launch, a surprise attack or else be on the defensive mode depending on the need of the hour.
But it is definitely the best, if officers like Alex Cronstein find out the consent from others. If everyone agrees to this plan, then proceeding with it is the most recommended. However, there would be decisions that would have to be taken at a very short notice and it would not be possible to explain each and every move to the fellow teammateselaborately. But if the officer has great rapport with his team members, then they would not question his decision and would follow him.
This rapport is essential and only experience of dealing with people will help a leader to achieve it. This would be achieved if he is a sportsperson to add to his bio too. Alex Cronstein was a player of the Bater College’s Lacrosse team. This experience has helped him in knowing each and every team member’s strengths and traits just enough to help in the mission.
Helping a team member to grow in his profession along with achieving the goal is what a good leader should do. This means that not just in achieving the target by protecting the country as his duty but also by working more on his strengths to help him achieve better is also what a leader can do. He can be a mentor that would make him respectable and help the members look forward to working with him.