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Adopting good values and making ethical choices are

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Adopting good values and making ethical choices are essential to produce leaders of character. Leaders seen as abusive or toxic (such as intimidating and insulting subordinates) have higher rates of non- combatant mistreatment and misconduct in their units. 3-36. The Soldier’s Rules codify the law of war and outline ethical and lawful conduct in operations (see AR 350-1). They distill the essence of the law of war, Army Values, and ethical behavior: Army leaders must consistently focus on shaping ethics-based organizational climates in which subordinates and organizations can achieve their full potential. Leaders who adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and unit standards build credibility with their subordinates and enhance trust with the American people they serve.
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Chapter 4 4-2 ADRP 6-22 1 August 2012 4-7. Preparedness for operational missions must be a primary focus of the unit’s physical fitness program. The forward-looking leader develops a balanced physical fitness program that enables Soldiers to execute the unit’s mission-essential task list. The Army revised the Army Physical Readiness Training program to prepare Soldiers and units for the physical challenges of fulfilling decisive action missions facing a wide range of threats in complex operational environments and with emerging technologies. 4-8. Since leaders’ decisions affect their organizations’ effectiveness, health, and safety, it is an ethical and practical imperative for leaders to remain healthy and fit. Staying healthy and physically fit protects Soldiers from disease and strengthens them to cope with the psychological effects of extended operations. Leaders and Soldiers need exercise, sufficient sleep, nutritional food, and water to enable peak performance. 4-9. Health fitness maintains good health. It includes routine physical exams; practicing good dental hygiene, personal grooming, and cleanliness; keeping immunizations current; as well as considering psychological stresses. Healthy Soldiers perform better in extreme operational environments. Health fitness includes avoiding things that can degrade personal health, such as substance abuse, obesity, and tobacco use, as well as overuse of caffeine and other stimulants. CONFIDENCE 4-10. Confidence is important for leaders and teams. Confidence is the faith leaders place in their abilities to act properly in any situation, even under stress or with little information. Self-confidence grows from professional competence. The confidence of an effective leader is contagious and permeates the entire organization. Confident leaders help Soldiers control doubt while reducing team anxiety. Excessive confidence can be as detrimental as too little confidence. Both extremes impede learning and adaptability.
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