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Lines of Development

Personal growth and developmental lies at the heart of the Navy’s approach to leadership. As such, leader development is an ongoing and continuous process to deepen, broaden and differentiate future leader’s capabilities as they strive toward their maximum theoretical limits. Impactful leader development is not due to fortunate happenstance – it is an act of will, adedication to deliberate practice, discipline and mastery. And it demands complete ownership of this very personal journey. It is not a "one size fits all" solution.

Understanding that there are individual lines of development for each of us and that individuals and groups progress through distinct stage of development, we have captured this highly personal transformation process (please see the Growth Map below).

Stages of Development

As a leader matures and grows in each of the three lines of development, their journey must take them through each of the stages of development: Contributor, Supervisor, and Executive. And, as each person meets the expectations of development in each stage, they will start as a "beginner" on their quest for "mastery" of the competencies associated with each stage of development. Each line of development should say in relation to the other two lines and as the three lines progress, they move closer and interdependent of each other.

Lines of Development

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Last Update: 12-Mar-2018

Stages of Development

  • Character
  • Technical Leader
  • Cognitive Readiness
  • Fosters ethical behavior and Navy Core Values in others.
  • Deep personal character and optimism.
  • Anticipates requirements and acts independently.
  • Fosters loyalty up and down chain of command.
  • Commitment
  • Self-aware and reflective.
  • Authentic and vulnerable.
  • Adaptive leader and team builder.
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Time management.
  • Action oriented.
  • Decision quality.
  • Leads results.
  • Tech savvy.
  • Makes tacit explicit.
  • Plans and aligns.
  • Socialized mind.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Develops others.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Initiative.
  • Growth mindset.
  • Comfortable with change.
  • Resilient.
  • Infuses Navy Core Values in command culture.
  • Moral arbiter for the command.
  • Exercises discernment and acts boldly and prudently.
  • Embraces authority, responsibility and accountability of command.
  • Connects with others – empathy.
  • Command leader.
  • Builds effective teams.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Manages development.
  • Optimizes work processes.
  • Advocates.
  • Designs and manages systems.
  • Directs work.
  • Ensures accountability.
  • Manages all four quadrants.
  • Self-authoring mind.
  • Able to harness creative power of the organization.
  • Readily provides clarity in the face of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Inspires engagement and leads change.
  • Role model courage, candor and integrity in the face of change.
  • Growth mindset role model.
  • Agility and adaptability.
  • Guardian of the Navy Core Values.
  • Exemplar of the Navy.
  • Steward of the Navy Profession.
  • Conveys highest standards of Service with strength, determination, and dignity.
  • Manages identity.
  • Integrates intention and action.
  • Embraces forward-thinking, strategic perspective.
  • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence.
  • Leads from emerging future.
  • Leads purpose and vision.
  • Leads with a global strategic mindset.
  • Manages learning community.
  • Manages through structures.
  • Self-transforming mind.
  • Cultivates innovation.
  • Connects to knowing.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.
  • Entrepreneurialism.
  • Operate intent through trust, empowerment, and understanding.
  • Embrace change.
  • Readily handles adaptive challenges.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Master

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Master

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Master

Character

  • Fosters ethical behavior and Navy Core Values in others.
  • Deep personal character and optimism.
  • Anticipates requirements and acts independently.
  • Fosters loyalty up and down chain of command.
  • Commitment
  • Self-aware and reflective.
  • Authentic and vulnerable.

Technical Leader

  • Adaptive leader and team builder.
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Time management.
  • Action oriented.
  • Decision quality.
  • Leads results.
  • Tech savvy.
  • Makes tacit explicit.
  • Plans and aligns.

Cognitive Readiness

  • Socialized mind.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Develops others.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Initiative.
  • Growth mindset.
  • Comfortable with change.
  • Resilient.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Master

Character

  • Infuses Navy Core Values in command culture.
  • Moral arbiter for the command.
  • Exercises discernment and acts boldly and prudently.
  • Embraces authority, responsibility and accountability of command.
  • Connects with others – empathy.

Technical Leader

  • Command leader.
  • Builds effective teams.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Manages development.
  • Optimizes work processes.
  • Advocates.
  • Designs and manages systems.
  • Directs work.
  • Ensures accountability.
  • Manages all four quadrants.

Cognitive Readiness

  • Self-authoring mind.
  • Able to harness creative power of the organization.
  • Readily provides clarity in the face of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Inspires engagement and leads change.
  • Role model courage, candor and integrity in the face of change.
  • Growth mindset role model.
  • Agility and adaptability.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Master

Character

  • Guardian of the Navy Core Values.
  • Exemplar of the Navy.
  • Steward of the Navy Profession.
  • Conveys highest standards of Service with strength, determination, and dignity.
  • Manages identity.
  • Integrates intention and action.

Technical Leader

  • Embraces forward-thinking, strategic perspective.
  • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence.
  • Leads from emerging future.
  • Leads purpose and vision.
  • Leads with a global strategic mindset.
  • Manages learning community.
  • Manages through structures.

Cognitive Readiness

  • Self-transforming mind.
  • Cultivates innovation.
  • Connects to knowing.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.
  • Entrepreneurialism.
  • Operate intent through trust, empowerment, and understanding.
  • Embrace change.
  • Readily handles adaptive challenges.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Master

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