Accession Number : ADA325243

Title :   Total Quality Operational Leadership: The Role of Total Quality Leadership in Joint Military Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Cox, Anthony J.

PDF Url : ADA325243

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Are Total Quality Leadership (TQL) and operational leadership the same thing? If they are, why are they regarded as separate and distinct forms of leadership within the Department of Defense? If they are not, is there a 'supporting role' for TQL in Joint Military Operations? Operational leadership is a confusing concept for today's tactically oriented officers who will be tomorrow's Joint Task Force Commanders. Leadership in the total quality philosophy has been mistaken for management, which is different from leadership. This paper provides a structured framework for analysis of operational leadership and TQL. Both forms of leadership are distilled, focused and described in terms of related attributes within the framework. Selected attributes are compared and contrasted, with suggestions made for how TQL can help the operational commander.

Descriptors :   *QUALITY, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LEADERSHIP, TASK FORCES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE