A disruptive leader is a person, who interrupts their
expected line of or the reasonable progress of the activities assigned to them.
In most cases, they are unable to do their assigned duties despite being effective
leaders. Leaders are expected to do the opposite and guide their followers or
troops to the hands of victory. The podcast has examples of disruptive leaders.
In the narration of the events they faced, there is a lot to learn about what it
takes to be a disruptive leader.
General McChrystal was forced to resign because he
carelessly uttered words that contravened the duties he was assigned to do
(Raz, 2014). As a commander of US troops in Afghanistan, he should have been
careful on the topics he chose. From the incident, it is possible to learn that
a leader’s choice of words is critical. A lot of Americans and oldies at war
had their faith in him. It is important to note that, at times those tasked
with leadership may be forced to act on what they do not believe in. General
McChrystal should have used the right way of addressing his concerns.
Disruptive leaders are not always on the negative side,
but at times they do it for a good reason. The society expects that men are
supposed to hold all leadership positions. From the podcast, disruptive leaders
can champion for women to take up the competitive seats of leadership – it is a
change of the status quo (Raz, 2014). Once again, the words that leaders choose
to talk about come in hand. Disruptive leaders should champion for leadership
equality by encouraging each using supportive words. For example, when
communicating with their daughters, they should tell them that they have the
same potential of becoming a leader as men.
The disruptive leader serves the society either
positively or negatively. From the podcast, leaders have a responsibility of
motivating their followers by carefully selecting their words and action.