Accession Number : ADA326545

Title :   Leadership Challenges in the Digital World.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Nunn, James H.

PDF Url : ADA326545

Report Date : 15 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Today's leaders are faced with new challenges as we learn to function in a rapidly changing digital world. As leaders are flooded with a vast and continuous flow of information made available by digital systems they must learn to make the correct decisions in a timespan decreased by the speed of today's operations. More information; less time: How do we maximize the capabilities of information age technologies to improve both the science and art of war? This paper addresses three critical challenges: (1) Recruiting and retaining the quality soldiers we need to maintain military dominance in a digital world; (2) Changing and improving training methods and techniques to maximize the capabilities of information age systems; and (3) Adjustments required to leadership skills to lead digitized warriors. Technology is only as good as the soldiers that use it. The art of war as described by Sun Tzu will not change as we transition from an industrial based army to an information based army. Technology and information give us the capability to 'Know Ourselves, Know the Enemy and Know the Terrain' better than ever in the past; but the basic keys to success remain the same.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ARMY TRAINING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, SKILLS, RECRUITING, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ARMY PLANNING, INTERNET.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE