Accession Number : ADA562062


Title :   Air Force Leadership Study: The Need for Deliberate Development


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Currie, Karen ; Conway, John ; Johnson, Scott ; Landry, Brain ; Lowther, Adam


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562062.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : This study is designed to improve the current Air Force process of leader development. While today's processes have been successful, changes will be required in the future. In conducting this study, the research team identified desired leadership characteristics and analyzed them against the projected future environment. The next generation of Air Force leaders must expect to deal with a strategic environment characterized by increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). Spiraling civil unrest, humanitarian crises, and the impact of instant communications and networking tools will combine to create unpredictable, volatile circumstances. The AFRI research team predicts that in many future cases the US government will need the Air Force to provide strategic solutions to problems currently unknown. Air Force leaders using off the shelf solutions will have difficulty succeeding in this more intense environment.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *LEADERSHIP TRAINING , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , DECISION MAKING , EDUCATION , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , LEADERSHIP , PERSONALITY , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE