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Strategic Vision of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

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This paper will talk about the strategic vision of a leader which, translated into reality. This leader inspired me by his vision, leadership, skills, generosity, hard work, and his strong belief in the values of consultation and consensus, in contrast to confrontation. This extraordinary man is Sheikh Zayed the ruler of Abu Dhabi, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and President of the United Arab Emirates UAE. He inherited an impoverished and unknown Emirate in the desert with no schools, no hospitals, and no infrastructure. Within three decades, he has transformed my country, the UAE, into a modern state with all the latest infrastructure which is the envy of the Arab and Muslim countries. Sheikh Zayed unified seven tribal Emirates, and played a constructive role in bringing about the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council, AGCC another Unitarian step, without raising slogans and unleashing propaganda. I will articulate about the exceptional strategic leader competencies of Sheikh Zayed derived from, THE NOBLE QURAN that formulated his inspiring vision and long term planning and patience, and enabled the UAE to stand against all domestic and external challenges. The UAE established itself firmly on the international stage, as a democratic country and the only successful federation in the Arab world, and the citizens of the UAE enjoy security, freedom of worship and a high standard of living. His Highness is a man who took exceptional care to protect wildlife in the UAE and beyond, who got old manuscripts edited, published and distributed all over the world, and who took care to repair Muslim and Christian monuments in Jerusalem.

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  • Government and Political Science

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