Accession Number : ADA326645

Title :   The Strategic Leader and Despair.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McLeroy, Douglas S.

PDF Url : ADA326645

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : While many threats confront strategic leaders, none is more lethal than the internal threat of despair that leads to suicide. Future leaders need an in-depth understanding of the complexity of suicide. The seeds of suicide are: First, personality development in which the child experiences a psychological 'woundedness'; Second, the inability to deal with the nature of loss resulting in 'loss of self'; Third, the subsequent isolation that prevents one from obtaining help. This study suggests that hope is a powerful counterforce to despair and suicide. One source of hope lies in the assurance of God's faithful promises of the future. Thus strategic leaders must, above all, be people of hope in the face of despair.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *ANXIETY, SOURCES, THREATS, ISOLATION, INTERNAL, PERSONALITY, CHILDREN.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE