Accession Number : ADP003351

Title :   Leadership, Managership, and Computers in Today's Air Force,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s) : McCarron,W. E. ; Harvey,D. R.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Managership is quantifiable and measureable while leadership is qualitative and personal. Though the two concepts are not opposed to each other, there are differences. This paper discusses specific Air Force situations to show that leadership extends beyond managership, particularly in computer applications areas. For a mere manager, computers make decisions; for a leader a computer is only one tool in decision-making. Exclusive managership leads to narrow thinking and predictable tactics. Leadership includes people, weapons, and a consequent dynamism which yields innovative thinking and tactics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Human factors engineering, *Leadership, *Management, *Computers, *Jobs, Decision making, Reasoning, Ergonomics, Military training, Computer applications, Qualitative analysis, Air Force personnel, Research management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE