Four-star general Anthony Zinni and author of Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom. As we reflect the Memorial Day weekend upon the contributions of veterans and those who have served the country, let’s consider Zinni’s reflections from the battlefield useful for all leaders.
In Leading the Charge, Zinni identifies eleven “must-have” elements for leaders today. For instance, he alludes to the essentials for any leader including vision, sound communication, ethical behavior, and a solid understanding of the inner working of an organization. Specifically, Zinni points out that a leader can only be an effective leader with a clear understanding of the impact of decisions that affect the organization throughout.