Accession Number : ADA195625

Title :   Leadership at the Operational Level.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Black, Charles M

PDF Url : ADA195625

Report Date : 17 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : At first glance, there appears to be many different styles of leadership demonstrated by the greatest generals of history -- the most successful of the operational-level leaders. This paper examines the proposition that these styles are more properly identifiable as the persons chosen by each leader, and that they otherwise shared an identifiable set of personal leadership qualities that are the requisites for superior operational level leadership. The specific personal leadership qualities are discussed in detail, along with historical examples intended to support the logic used and to clarify understanding. Keywords: Military commanders, Skills, Cognition, General officers, Operational effectiveness. (sdw)

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, COGNITION, GENERAL OFFICERS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE