Accession Number : ADA328187

Title :   Leadership as Teachership.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sweatt, B. O.

PDF Url : ADA328187

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : There seems to be a great deal of agreement in published literature that most of us can recognize good leadership when we see it, but there is much disagreement on defining exactly what good leadership is. Whether it is a process, a list of traits, a relationship, a matter of influence, a position, or is synonymous with management, it is understood that followers are involved. It is therefore understood that if the followers change, then the process of leadership must change also. It is understanding these forces of change that becomes important as the military prepares to understand, execute, and teach leadership. This paper analyzes some of the predominant definitions of leadership by some of the leading researchers and writers of leadership. Hopefully, as the military continues to define leadership, it will search the writings from the civilian sector in arriving at a suitable definition. The paper concludes with research-based practices and methodology for effective teaching practices. The thesis presented is that as leaders in the military, we are constantly teaching and training soldiers. The more effective we are as teachers, the more effective we are as leaders. The techniques presented in the pedagogy section are simple but are very powerful. If these techniques are applied in a variety of training situations, and are hence modeled, better and more effective leaders will be developed.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, TEACHING METHODS, MILITARY TRAINING, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE