What Are George Washington's Leadership Characteristics

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I chose to do this paper on the prominent leader, George Washington. George Washington was an exemplary leader who played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States of America. George Washington was born Feb 22 1732 in Westmoreland county, Virginia. He was served as the commander –in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, was a founding father of the United States, and presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution. In this paper I will show how George Washington’s leadership was transformational, evaluate his leadership characteristics, and give examples of his servant leadership.
George Washington was unanimously elected to command the Continental army on June 15, 1775. He commissioned
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He did this by committing that the military would be under civilian authority and control. He did this by including congress, and executing their orders even when he disagreed with them He did this to avoid total control, he actioned his tactics based off the decisions of the appointed officials, for the people. These orders were not inclusive just to fighting the war, but to administrative things such as paying the troops, housing them, and even selecting his officers. Washington did not have total control of his military. Washington’s resignation as the General Commander in chief, validated his recognition of civilian control over the military.
General Washington displayed a great deal of ethical leadership, and could be considered the father of ethical leadership in the united states. He demanded control by the people, and respect for each other. He established the foundation of the military’s moral ethical leadership that is seen today. For example, Washington demanded that if Soldiers needed to forge for food that they chow civilians the utmost respect, if not there would be harsh penalties. Washington’s character, and leadership ensured Americas
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