Accession Number : ADA435928


Title :   Leadership Lessons at Division Command Level - 2004


Descriptive Note : Group study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Ulmer, Walter F , Jr ; Shaler, Michael D ; Bullis, R C ; DiClemente, Diane F ; Jacobs, T O ; Shambach, Steven A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a435928.pdf


Report Date : 05 Nov 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This study focuses on the development of the Army's strategic leaders, taking advantage of recent experiences within four Army Divisions that just returned from 12-15 months of service in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The research attempts to contribute to future operational readiness and institutional strength of the Army by providing insights and recommendations regarding leadership at Division level. A compilation of survey and interview data led to the formulation of a list of critical behaviors (The Big 12) for Division Commanders (and other leaders) that would best assure creation of A Command climate that supports operational excellence and also motivates competent people to continue their military service. The study found that, while the vast majority of Army officers demonstrate admirable leadership in OIF and elsewhere, Army leader development programs have not yet ensured that all field grade and general officers possess the interpersonal skills required to apply optimally their strong tactical and technical skills. Recommendations aimed at improving existing leader development systems are discussed.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , LESSONS LEARNED , SKILLS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , GENERAL OFFICERS , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , INTERVIEWING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE