When military professionals employ psychological models in appropriate ways, they may find perspectives that enable new action and points of view. As people are always changing, it is necessary to have fresh ways to understand ourselves and others. The Five-Factor Model and the Enneagram system show positive trends in scientific measuring and credibility yet are rarely used in the military.
American military historians have identified a trend in the US Army to start wars unprepared and ultimately emerge victorious having improved along the way. The War of 1812 set the standard in showing up unprepared, learning in early defeat, and emerging with a valid claim of martial competence.
This research looked at the Army's command philosophy of mission command and analyzed the current doctrine that outlines how leaders should instill mission command within their organizations. In doing so, this research examined the Army's plans and processes for implementing mission command through the lens of a well-respected scholarly model of organizational change.
This study examines the relationship between emotional intelligence competencies and the attributes and core competencies required of an Army leader. A clear understanding of the emotional intelligence requirements that Army leader's use in the act of leading creates a more balanced and comprehensive illustration of Army leader requirements.
These works are a collection of observations, insights, and advice from over 50 serving and retired Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. These experienced Army leaders have provided for the reader, outstanding mentorship on leadership skills, tasks, and responsibilities relevant to our Army today.
This monograph focuses on the recently established School of Advanced Leadership and Tactics' (SALT) development of Captains' Career Course (CCC) Curricula. Many researchers and scholars have written on the subject of education and offered insights on how to improve curricula based on various research methods.
This monograph asks what the US Army can do to better reduce toxic and unethical leadership and develop officers to optimize the force for mission command. To do so the monograph examines the leader development and evaluation systems and, based on findings from those examinations.
Relevant to the study of leadership is the study of past leaders and their methods. Thus, the study of Matthew B. Ridgway upon becoming the commander of Eighth Army during the Korean War is intriguing for both the brevity and way in which he turned a defeatist army into a capable fighting force.
The tendency to maintain familiar behaviors while evolving slowly and incrementally when faced with unfamiliar problems is the result of a gap in the US Army's understanding of adaptability and the conditions required to achieve it. Developing adaptive leaders is one of the Chief of Staff of the US Army's top priorities, yet few seem to be talking about how to enable this critical capability.
Given today's strategic environment and the demand put on the officer corps at every level, is the Army currently developing strategic leaders? The US Army doctrine and the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) provide a definition and list of competencies that outlines what a strategic leader should possess.