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The Resource Real leadership and the U.S. Army : overcoming a failure of imagination to conduct adaptive work, John B. Richardson IV, (electronic resource)

Real leadership and the U.S. Army : overcoming a failure of imagination to conduct adaptive work, John B. Richardson IV, (electronic resource)

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Real leadership and the U.S. Army : overcoming a failure of imagination to conduct adaptive work
Title
Real leadership and the U.S. Army
Title remainder
overcoming a failure of imagination to conduct adaptive work
Statement of responsibility
John B. Richardson IV
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Introduction -- Case study : Iraq 2008-09 -- The Army's campaign of learning -- The Army's adaptive challenge -- Real leadership -- The real work ahead
  • This monograph begins with a case study that provides a means for analyzing the complexity of organizational leadership in the contemporary security environment. As such, it presents a high stakes problem-set that required an operational adaptation by a cavalry squadron conducting combat operations in Baghdad. This problematic reality triggered the struggle to find a creative response to a very deadly problem, while cultural norms served as barriers that prevented the rejection of previously accepted solutions that had proven successful in the past, even though those successful solutions no longer fit in the context of the reality of the present. The case study highlights leaders who were constrained by deeply-held assumptions that inhibited their ability to adapt quickly to a changed environment. The case study then moves on to provide an example of a successful application of adaptive leadership and adaptive work that was performed by the organization after a period of reflection and the willingness to experiment and assume risk. The case study serves as a microcosm of the challenges facing the U.S. Army, and the corresponding leadership framework presented in this monograph can be used as a model for the Army as it attempts to move forward in its effort to make adaptation an institutional imperative. The paper presents a more holistic approach to leadership where the leader transcends that of simply being an authority figure and becomes a real leader who provides a safe and creative learning environment where the organization can tackle and solve adaptive challenges. The paper concludes by recommending that U.S. Army leaders apply Harvard Professor Dean Williams's theory to the challenges confronting the Army's leader development process thereby fostering a culture of adaptive leaders
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Richardson, John B.
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
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Letort Papers
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Command of troops
  • Organizational behavior
Label
Real leadership and the U.S. Army : overcoming a failure of imagination to conduct adaptive work, John B. Richardson IV, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 21, 2010)
  • "December 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Introduction -- Case study : Iraq 2008-09 -- The Army's campaign of learning -- The Army's adaptive challenge -- Real leadership -- The real work ahead
Control code
768996073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 136 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584875178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Real leadership and the U.S. Army : overcoming a failure of imagination to conduct adaptive work, John B. Richardson IV, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 21, 2010)
  • "December 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Introduction -- Case study : Iraq 2008-09 -- The Army's campaign of learning -- The Army's adaptive challenge -- Real leadership -- The real work ahead
Control code
768996073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 136 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781584875178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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