I don't know what to categorize this question as... but how can I become an effective leader?
I'm in NJROTC and I'm a team commander. Honestly, I KNOW I'm not ready to command a team of nearly twenty people, but there's no one else to command it :/ It's not that I don't want to do it, but I would've liked a transitions of some kind into the position. Usually, the commander trains the next person before they graduate, but the last commander left me high and dry.
Last year, we did better than we ever did. 2 trophies, 1st and regulation and inspection, and we were SO close to going to State!That's never happened before. I don't want to fall off of that streak due to my poor leadership skills. I want this for my team, but I also want it for myself because I know that a lot of people think that I can't do it.
So.. how do I do it? (lol) How do I become more effective as a leader and get my team to take me seriously while still making our practices fun... but still productive?