Leadership Is Change Agent and Action

Leadership Is a Change Agent and an Action

In today’s military, a leader must be able to foster the necessary changes for the future needs of the armed force mission. A leader must take the action with their vision, passion, and a positive attitude to engage Soldiers with impeding changes. The visible effective leadership is expressed ultimately in its practice. It is the ability of influencing other people to cooperate towards some goals which they come to find desirable outcomes. My leadership philosophy is to be a leader who shows that leadership is an action, not a position and how it relates to becoming a change agent.  

As a professional and military leader, knowing how to cope with peoples fear and uncertainty is a process that is developed through personal life experience.   A “Change Agent” described by Dennis Stevenson is someone who aspires to alter human capability or organizational systems to achieve a higher degree of output or self-actualization (1). To develop a learning organization or unit, an effective leader must be a change agent who takes actions to overcome resistance of change in order to cope with present and future missions.

To become an effective change agent, a leader must provide a clear vision, intellectual and emotional stimulation.  Because change is often misunderstood, resistance to change is common. Leaders should develop skills to facilitate the change process by working in team environments where collaboration is essential (2).   In my past military career and working with many different projects, I consistently shared information and my view with my group and willing to listen to my team members and subordinates for all possible options and different approaches. This type of action resulted in team members learning from others and commitment to changes in various goals and allowed them to grow and make better decisions.  

A change agent is fueled by passion and can inspire passion in others. Passion is the first...