Accession Number:

ADA272692

Title:

Visionary Leadership

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 20 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

This study investigated the importance of the concepts of vision and visionary leadership for U.S. Army officers. Since 1987 the Army incorporated these concepts into doctrine, but limited visionary leadership to senior leaders. This study analyzed these concepts from both a civilian and military perspective. Specific emphasis was on the analysis of leadership qualities essential for providing visionary leadership. To determine the essential leadership qualities it was necessary to establish a baseline of qualities. This study also analyzed the many definitions for vision, as these surfaced additional qualities expected of visionary leaders. This study explained the development and usage of the Armys concept of vision, the varying definitions, and the associated leadership qualities. The analysis of each area led to the identification of seven essential qualities of visionary leadership vision, power, assessment, communication, self-development, balance, and character. This study advocated that the Army continues to incorporate the concepts of vision and visionary leadership into doctrine. Specifically, the Army needs to develop a definition for vision use the concept of vision consistently within its doctrine expand visionary leadership to junior leaders promote the development of visionary leaders and use the expertise available from the civilian sector. Leadership, Vision, Command climate, Senior leadership, Empowerment

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE