I Am A Visionary And Ethical Leader

1387 Words Jun 4th, 2015 6 Pages
What does it take to be a visionary and ethical leader? Is it merely the ability to direct the masses towards a goal? Is it leading from within well-defined boundaries? No, a visionary and ethical leader empowers and inspires others. They eliminate child dependencies on leadership to provide constant direction and promote their organizations to continuously refine and improve. The most effective leaders embody a style we define as transformational. In this particular case, General Stanley McCrystal’s leadership was impeccable due to the mutual respect and empowerment that he fostered at all levels of his organizations, in order to achieve the unachievable. General McChrystal is most widely known for his last assignment as the commander of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). However, I believe his greatest work was accomplished in the years preceding this assignment. Prior to his retirement, he matured within the Army special operations community (Rangers, Green Barets, Joint SOF). His abilities to empower an organization to foster and embody change at lightning pace were impeccable in the years following September 11 2001, where the only constant, was change itself. I had first had experience with the environment and organization General McChrystal curated, and it is probably one of my best experiences regarding leadership and mentorship in my career to date.
In General McChrystal’s memoir titled “My Share of the Task” , McChrystal…
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