Accession Number : ADA291140

Title :   Tacit Knowledge in Military Leadership: A Review of the Literature.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 92-Nov 93,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Horvath, Joseph A. ; Willams, Wendy M. ; Forsythe, George B. ; Sweeney, Patrick J. ; Sternberg, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA291140

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This report reviews the theory of tacit knowledge and its theoretical and empirical background. The authors propose a three category structure for the tacit knowledge in military leadership: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organizational. That structure was derived from instances of leadership tacit knowledge inferred from a review of military trade journals, military 'lessons learned' publications, and military memoirs. The report presents instances for the three categories. The proposed structure and representing instances are discussed in terms of (1) tacit knowledge in civilian business management; (2) U.S. Army leadership doctrine; (3) applicability across organizational levels of the U.S. Army (battalion, company, and platoon); and (4) the likelihood of further elaboration and replication of the proposed structure with application of other data collection methods. (RWJ) ( SF-298)

Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED, *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY PERSONNEL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, EDUCATION, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, LITERATURE SURVEYS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, THEORY, REPORTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DATA ACQUISITION, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, ORGANIZATION THEORY, PERIODICALS, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE