Accession Number : ADA326723

Title :   Strategic Visions, Why They Fail?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Killen, Jack L.

PDF Url : ADA326723

Report Date : 25 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Much time is spent examining what makes good strategic visions, but little time or effort is expended determining why they fail to accomplish what they set out to do. This study examines problems with strategic visions, divided into categories relating to the vision itself, the leader or visionary, the followers and organizations themselves. Then the author compares these categories of problems to a case study, General Robert E. Lee's vision of the Gettysburg campaign, in order to validate the thesis that visions fail for predictable reasons.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *MILITARY ART, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY STRATEGY, LEADERSHIP, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE