Ronald Reagan “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect” (Reagan 's State of the Union, n.d.). Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States and took office during a time of economic crisis, a disorderly foreign policy, and a decline in national morale. When Reagan left office 8 years later, the economic crisis was over, foreign policy was at an all time high and national morale had been restored. In this essay I will illustrate how President Reagan was both a visionary leader and ethical leader in the way he conducted himself throughout his Presidency. I will demonstrate how he used the visionary leadership traits of a…show more content… President Reagan sought to use team building to devise a cohesive team with US, Soviet Union and Allied Nations. During these long drawn out treaties the different nations would use the Z-Process to come up with terms and conditions that would ultimately end decades of nuclear impasse. President Reagan and other political leaders were in constant state of creating, advancing, refining and executing their ideas. In the Geneva and Reykjavík Summits the allied nation team were not able to come to decision and instead were stuck in the refining process of their ideas. The summits were still looked upon as a success as Reagan was moving the team closer to the vision of nuclear abolishment. It wasn’t until the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987 where the team was able to complete the entire Z-Process and come to a decisive decision to abolish nuclear intermediate range weapons. Reagan demonstrated he was a visionary leader by his use of team building while utilizing the Z-Process during treaty talks to come up with a solution to the nuclear stand. His use of inspirational motivation during these treaty talks to motivate the allied nations to commit to the common vision once again demonstrates how Reagan was a visionary leader.
Ronald Reagan was an Ethical Leader by using the critical thinking attribute of open mindedness as well as avoiding the ethical trap