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· Purpose: Clearly define the purpose of the counseling.
· Flexibility: Fit the counseling style to the character of each soldier and to the relationship desired.
· Respect: View soldiers as unique, complex individuals, each with their own sets of values, beliefs and attitudes.
· Communication: Establish open, two-way communication with soldiers using spoken language, nonverbal actions, gestures and body language.
Effective counselors listen more than they speak.
· Motivation: Get every soldier to actively participate in counseling and understand its value.
Can change that perception Leaders conduct counseling to help soldiers become better members of the team, maintain or improve performance and
prepare for the future. No easy answers exist for exactly what to do in all leadership and counseling situations. However, to conduct effective
counseling, leaders should develop a counseling
style with the characteristics listed above.
The army's Noncommissioned Officer Guide says that
Leaders conduct counseling to develop soldiers to achieve personal,
professional development and organizational goals, and to prepare
them for increased responsibilities. Leaders are responsible for
developing their soldiers. Unit readiness and mission
accomplishment depend on every member’s ability to perform to
established standards. Supervisors must develop their subordinates
through teaching, coaching and counseling. Leaders coach soldiers
the same way any sports coach improves their team: by identifying
weaknesses, setting goals, developing and implementing a plan of
action and providing oversight and motivation throughout the
process. To be effective coaches, leaders must thoroughly
understand the strengths, weaknesses and professional goals of
their soldiers .For their counseling to be effective they must be
honest and have the personal courage to give straightforward
feedback. Through respect for the individual, leaders find the best
way to communicate that guidance. Senior NCOs should develop the
counseling skills of their subordinate leaders. One way to do this is
for the senior NCO to sit in on a counseling session, junior NCO.