Accession Number : ADA114521

Title :   Executive Jobs and Executive Continuity, 'An Investigation with Special Reference to Swiss Army Instructors',

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Feller,Robert Hans

PDF Url : ADA114521

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 303

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to explore the problems involved in the transfer of senior Swiss Army Instructors to civilian executive jobs in the Swiss Department of Defense and to help analyze means of enhancing this transfer. A survey with questions of an open-ended nature provides a wealth of ideas and opinions. It influenced the focus of the literature search and helped reconcile theory with practice. The purpose and the functions of executives are discussed and four main concerns of executives are examined in more detail: leadership, decision-making, innovation and executive development. The discussions focus on those aspects which may be new to senior military instructors transferred to civilian executive jobs. The issue of the development of executive potential in instructors is discussed in the concluding chapter. Sixty percent of the responses state a need for improved education, with the rationale that there is too great a difference between civilian and military problems and leadership.

Descriptors :   *Jobs, *Executives, *Supervisors, *Instructors, Management, Supervision, Leadership, Decision making, Personnel development, Army personnel, Civilian personnel, Transfer, Education, Department of Defense, Military forces(Foreign), Switzerland, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE