Q&a | AskTOP.net - Leader Development for Army Professionals - Part 12


Here is a list of everything we have published about Leadership

How do I squelch a complainer?

I have a Soldier who constantly complains no matter the situation or the solution. Today he complained about PT and how it was not conducted properly. How do you deal with a guy like this who does not listen... Read the Answer»

Army reception and integration counseling

Some of our readers have requested information on Reception and Integration Counseling.  Let’s take a few moments to outline the process.  I hope this information is useful and provides you with a firm foundation. Remember, as leaders, you set the …Read More

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Should I pretend I didn’t see my E-6 push my E-5?

A few days ago my E-6 and E-5 got into a heated discussion. My E-6 pushed the E-5 and the E-5 told the E-6 "Don't you 'F'ing touch me again." Long story short the E-5 is getting an Article 15 for disrespect and the E-6 denied he pushed the E-5. What should I do?.. Read the Answer»

What should I do when a Soldier threatens to go to the IG?

One of my Soldiers more or less threatened me that they would take their problem to the IG. What should I do?.. Read the Answer»

When should I go to the IG?

I am thinking about calling the IG about an issue but I don't really know how the process works. I have heard horror stories in the past. Should I call them?.. Read the Answer»

My commander is sleeping with my wife, what do I do?

I was on duty and went home for dinner unannounced and found my commander and wife in a compromising situation. How do I handle this?.. Read the Answer»

Improve your unit with effective Exit Interviews

One of the best tools leaders can use to gain productive feedback is the exit interview.

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Should I report drug abuse in my barracks?

I have watched my roommate do drugs several times during the last week in our barrack area. I know it is wrong but I am torn between reporting it and just ignoring it. Any ideas on how to handle this?.. Read the Answer»

How do I help a private who may be pregnant?

I have a PVT on her first duty assignment, first time away from home. She just came to me thinking she is pregnant. She is really upset and the guy wants nothing to do with her. How do you handle this... there is so much going on in this situation!.. Read the Answer»

Counseling and Article 15: Leader Responsibilities

Receiving an Article 15 is a significant emotional event in a Soldier’s life. Leaders sometimes forget how difficult these times can be for Soldiers and their families. While correcting substandard performance is important, it is equally important to plan for …Read More

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NCO Business and Officer Business v. Leader Business

Have you ever heard an NCO or officer make the statement “That’s NCO business”? What exactly does that mean? NCOs and officers have their own respective areas of authority. This article is about the difference between NCO business, officer business, …Read More

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What reg says I can’t order a Soldier to sign a counseling statement

What Regulations states I cannot order a Soldier to sign a counseling statement?.. Read the Answer»