A vital function of the military leader is to influence the behavior of his subordinates in ways that will impel them to successfully complete the "mission." Through experience, the effective leader acquires the necessary skills to fashion a unit into a cohesive organization intent on fulfilling the stated goals.
Farrell, William R.
"Oft Forgotten Leadership Fundamentals,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss2/7