HR Management Paper on Teala Dunn


Teala Dunn is a female in the military service, which entails a person or many people serving in an army or other reserves. Teala has attributes such as integrity, dependability, and tenacity. Teala developed integrity through training, dependability through education, and tenacity through experience. Dependability implies that a successful manager can be depended on not just to make sure that the assigned tasks are carried out efficiently, but also to guarantee the maintenance of confidence and responsibility. Tenacity could be unfavorable in that one may overburden and stress himself with tasks that cannot be realized. I find Teala to an exceptional manager who educes success in others. On this note, I could be managed by her.


Teala Dunn

Military service encompasses a person or a group of people in an army or other reserves. This could happen as a selected career or as an outcome of an involuntary plan (conscription) (Forgey & Young, 2014). Teala Dunn is a woman in the military service. Teala joined the army once she graduated high school at the age of eighteen. Once Teala was accepted into training, she had difficulty adjusting to all the drills and courses she had to endure. Although she was not as fit as her cadet peers, she had the mindset of giving it her all. Many of the higher rank officers and cadets admired her strong will and dedication since she used to succeed. She has been on active duty for a little over 12 years and has now been promoted from Master Sergeant to Sergeant Major attributable to her commitment and success.

It was not an easy task to rank up in such a few years as it usually takes up to twenty years to reach the rank of Sergeant Major. Teala displays traits such as integrity, dependability, and tenacity. Integrity is among the best traits of a successful manager. Managers who uphold integrity are morally upright and incapable of breaching the confidence of the people who look up to them (Martin et al., 2013). Dependability insinuates that a successful manager can be depended on not just to ensure that the set tasks are carried out effectively, but also to guarantee the retention of confidence and accountability. A dependable manager makes and retains dedications, supports the discipline required to evade procrastination, and puts effort to accomplish a task in time. Tenacity is necessary to a successful manager as it ensures that he is not easily drawn back or stopped; such a manager is always steadfast and strong. In this regard, tenacious managers are unrelenting in maintaining, sticking to, and putting efforts to acquire what is valued or preferred.

Teala developed integrity through being trained to become better. This was enhanced through the comprehension of her personality, recognizing the flaws, and confronting the weak points while boosting strengths constructively. She acquired dependability through enrolling in dependable education programs and interrelating with a society of like-minded individuals where hard realities are taught and excellent attributes inculcated. Dependability creates the conviction that since time and money are precious resources, they should be honored and utilized wisely. Moreover, Teala developed tenacity through experience where she learned from past mistakes. Tenacity occurs in a situation where one keeps trying after losing devoid of giving up (Murnieks, Cardon, Sudek, White, & Brooks, 2016). The people who rise and keep pressing on after failure eventually become winners. Teala learned that in the military you must be prepared for the unexpected at all times and you must be able to work with everyone as a team because the lives of people depend on it. Along with her new job title, she has gained more responsibilities and duties.

The disadvantage of being dependable is that one may be taken for a ride by others and perhaps be given unnecessary tasks only as a way of gauging his constancy (Feng, Wu, Jin, & Shi, 2016). Moreover, being tenacious could be disadvantageous in that one might overwork and stress himself with tasks that cannot be accomplished. I have seen the chosen traits utilized successfully in my experiences in life. For instance, I have always upheld integrity to remain morally sound as I am a role model to many. This has resulted in my dependability since I am worthy of trust. Moreover, I have been tenacious in my education life as sometimes I have failed in my examinations but that does not curtail my determination to continue working hard to succeed. Marketing traits could be done as follows:


  • I am honest, morally upright, and have strong ethical values
  • I have undivided wholeness with nothing deficient


  • I am capable of being relied upon; worth trusting
  • I am constantly punctual
  • I complete assigned duties responsibly with and without supervision


  • I have persistent resolve to succeed
  • I do not give up easily

The rank of Sergeant Major is assigned to the largest Army and Marine Corps units, including battalions and aviation squadrons and above. The specific duties of a sergeant major usually depend on the size of the military unit to which he or she is assigned. As a Sergeant Major, one is required to serve as the bridge between the enlisted troops and their commanders while assisting with logistics, drilling, and the good order and discipline of enlisted troops. Fundamentally, Teala is serving as a high ranked figure that must make sure all the troops in her assigned units are in the right state and mind to be able to get involved with the work given.

This topic is important to me because the military service is filled with heavily underrated management positions that many do not think of when discussing management jobs. The story of Teala serves as a narrative to show how a young girl fresh out of high school could transform into a smart-thinking Sergeant Major that is in charge of many units’ outcome. I consider Teala an outstanding manager who elicits possibility in others. In this regard, I could be managed by her.



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