resources for leadership

Suicide Prevention Training for Line Leaders

Suicide prevention begins with leadership and requires engagement from all parts of the military community. In many ways, line leaders are in the best position to reduce the stressors that can lead to suicidal behaviors. Supervisors and unit leaders can establish a supportive command atmosphere by fostering a culture of engagement with subordinates and peers that encourages service members to ask for help and seek treatment when needed.

Tools for Line Leaders Managing Personnel in Distress

During operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the globe, warriors at all levels have bravely served our nation in harsh combat environments. Whether you are a line leader in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy or Air Force, it is important to understand how deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan affect personnel, as well as how to navigate behavioral obstacles that can hinder an individual's or a unit's performance.

Five Tips To Reinforce Unit Cohesion

Unit cohesion provides service members with a natural support network during deployment and when returning home. A cohesive unit is one whose members share a strong bond, loyalty and commitment to each other and the mission. Simply put, having strong social ties to unit members and leaders supports a unit’s combat readiness. In this article, learn how you, the line leader, can build unit cohesion and promote your unit’s resilience.

Strong Leadership Aids Warrior Resilience

The power of leaders to influence the motivation and performance of their warriors is a proven and accepted part of military culture. In fact, research conducted by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research stresses the importance of leadership in influencing the resilience and performance of the warriors in their units.
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