M422: Influencing Advance Sheet

1.   SCOPE:
Often leaders ask Non-Commissioned Officers to provide input to the process that ultimately culminates with decisions, an operational approach, or a desired outcome that their superiors envision. In order to be part of the decision-making process NCOs first must be knowledgeable in the area they want to influence. Then they must be able to articulate their recommendations in an influential manner. At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to show leadership of alternatives to current paradigms through reason and logic based on education and experience.  This lesson is meant to teach learners how to tactfully address areas where they see need to apply their influence.  At the end of this 2-hour lesson the learner will be able to use their education and experience as well as knowledge gained from this lesson to extend their influence beyond their subordinates to their superior leadership.

TLO: This lesson supports 400-MLC-0420, Apply organizational leadership in order to facilitate the commander’s intent.
ELO: 400-MLC-0420.05
Action: Show leadership alternatives to current paradigms through reason and logic.
Condition: As a learner and senior leader attending face-to-face or virtual environments participating in dynamic, collaborative facilitated discussions, given references and multimedia resources.
Standard: Answer scenario questions:
1. Reviewing plans for logic and common sense outcome;
2. Selecting plans for doctrinal reliability; and
3. Preparing a sketch and narrative that details the senior NCO’s suggestions for change.
Learning Domain: Cognitive
Level of Learning: Application

  1. Read (9 Total Pages):
  2. Be prepared to discuss the following in class:
    • Recall two ways in which you can ensure senior leaders respect you, accept your advice, and follow your advice? Answer based on personal experiences and ADP 6-22


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