Accession Number : ADA313666

Title :   Executive Leadership in a Changing World Order: Requisite Cognitive Skills. The First Literature Review.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Nov 90,

Corporate Author : CAE-LINK CORP ALEXANDRIA VA LINK TRAINING SERVICES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Markessini, Joan

PDF Url : ADA313666

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This document reviews the psychological literature for models and taxonomies of human cognition and examines 20 such models and taxonomies by 18 theorists over a period of 67 yearn, from 1923 through 1989. Researchers concluded that, while a number of the models were of great interest, the scientific community does not have a widely accepted, comprehensive theory of cognition or a general theory of learning that allows generalizations of learning principles to specified complex tasks, nor does it appear to have a consensus on the concept of intelligence. Above and beyond those circumstances, one gets little sense of common purpose guiding the development of the more recently derived models of cognition; the field is more paradigm- than theory-driven. No taxonomy of requisite cognitive skills for executive leadership performance was found.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *SKILLS, *COGNITION, MODELS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, HUMANS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), THEORY, DOCUMENTS, EXECUTIVES, PSYCHOLOGY, LEARNING, TAXONOMY, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, COMPREHENSION.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE