“Leaders create command climate. Positive leadership can eliminate micro-management, careerism, integrity violations and the zero defects mind-set. These attitudes are an unfortunate side effect of the turmoil created by the downsizing of our Army. These attitudes have appeared in the past-but we defeated them. We will do so again.”
General Dennis J. Reimer, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, “Leadership for the 21st Century: Empowerment, Environment and the Golden Rule” – 1996 Military Review Article.
Dennis Joe Reimer (born 12 July 1939) is a retired general of the US Army who served as the 33rd Chief of Staff of the Army from 20 June 1995 to 21 June 1999. He is also a graduate of Ranger and Airborne school.