Accession Number : ADA309085

Title :   Conceptual Capacity and Officer Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 91-Sep 92,

Corporate Author : AUBURN UNIV AL

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Philip M.

PDF Url : ADA309085

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Individual differences in conceptual capacity were explored in an opportunity sample of 44 War College students. Replicating earlier findings War College students demonstrated a range of conceptual capability in particular with respect to breadth of perspective (Keagan, 1994) and conceptual work capacity (Jaques 1989). Ratings of these two conceptual capacities were once again found to be positively correlated and conceptual work capacity was positively correlated with War College instructor ratings of strategic thinking skill but not rated peer popularity. Interrater reliability of the two conceptual capability measures was established. Implications of these findings for leader assessment and development were discussed.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGY, *LEADERSHIP, *SKILLS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, STUDENTS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), RATINGS, UNIVERSITIES, INSTRUCTORS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE