Accession Number : ADA296863

Title :   Strategic Leadership in a Changing World Order: Requisite Cognitive Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 90-Oct 92,

Corporate Author : CAE-LINK CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Markessini, Joan

PDF Url : ADA296863

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This document reviews the psychological literature for models and taxonomies of human cognition. It examines in some detail 20 such models and taxonomies by 18 theorists over a period of 67 years, from 1923 through 1989. The authors conclude that, while there are a number of interesting models, the scientific community does not have a widely accepted, comprehensive theory of cognition or a theory of learning that allows generalization of learning principles to specified complex tasks. Nor does it appear to have a consensus on the concept of intelligence. Above and beyond those considerations, there is little appearance of common purpose guiding the development of the more recently derived models of cognition. The field is more paradigm-driven than theory-driven. No taxonomy of requisite cognitive skills for executive leadership performance was found. The authors, drawing on an integration of the models and taxonomies reviewed, propose such a taxonomy.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *COGNITION, GLOBAL, STRATEGY, SKILLS, MODELS, HUMANS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), THEORY, INTEGRATION, DOCUMENTS, EXECUTIVES, PSYCHOLOGY, LEARNING, TAXONOMY, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, COMPREHENSION.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE