The Reagan Way: Using Leadership Skills for Strategic Success
Strategy research rept.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In spite of many critics who belittled his style and his presidency, Ronald Reagan is increasingly viewed as a heroic President who fulfilled his vision of restoring peace and prosperity at home and freedom abroad. The thesis of this paper is that Reagan used certain key leadership skills to succeed as President that may be used as a model by other strategic leaders. In examining Reagans leadership skills, the competencies of strategic leaders identified in the U.S. Army War College Strategic Leadership Primer are used to examine Reagans Be or disposition competencies focused on leader values and attributes Know disposition competencies, focused on leader conceptual, technical, and interpersonal skills and Do action competencies, focused on leader actions, including influencing, operating, and improving. Reagans competency as a strategic leader revolved around his leadership competencies of a compelling vision, policy direction and leadership, and an extraordinary ability to communicate his vision, influence, and persuade. These skills can serve as a general guide and model for other strategic leaders who are skillful enough to develop and use them.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science