Accession Number : ADA244195

Title :   A Study of the Relationship between Leadership and Cohesion Within the Logistical Arena in a Wartime Environment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Martin, Leslie C.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The objective of this research effort was to determine the impact the relationship between leadership and cohesion has on a unit's effectiveness. An analysis of previous research studies dealing with leadership, cohesion, and unit effectiveness was accomplished. Research findings were examined to determine what previous researchers had found to be positive and negative traits of leadership. Historical data was searched to find what produces cohesion within an organization. Also, records were investigated to ascertain how effectiveness is measured in contingency situations. A qualitative comparison between these findings and the data collected was conducted. When correlations existed between the previously documented information and the wartime experiences of CE personnel, the leadership and cohesion characteristics impacting unit effectiveness were identified. The interrelationship between leadership and cohesion appears to play a significant role in determining the potential effectiveness of an organization in combat.

Descriptors :   COHESION, COMPARISON, HISTORY, LEADERSHIP.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE