Responding to Strategic and Organizational Uncertainty: Developing Army Leaders 'After Iraq and Afghanistan' [open pdf - 2MB]
"This analysis suggests the current Army strategic leadership competencies are necessary but insufficient. Today's Army leaders constitute the most 'combat-experienced force' fielded in recent memory; however, much of this experience reflects a decade of experience in counterinsurgency that may only be partially relevant for other uncertain strategic challenges. In addition, a combination of pressing and complex factors of organizational uncertainty complicates today's efforts in developing leaders, and more importantly, limits leaders from achieving their strategic potential. This paper suggests leader development efforts reinforce critical thinking and problem solving skills with 'bi-lateral mentorship,' accrual of personal knowledge, and 'mind fitness' to respond to strategic and organizational uncertainty and preserve the competitive advantage of the U.S. Army."
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