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Role of emotional intelligence in the military transformation process.

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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US Army Command and General Staff College

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How does emotional intelligence affect the military transformation process Military transformation usually takes a significant amount of time and throughout this process there are potential obstacles that impact the success. Some of these obstacles are unable to create a sense of urgency, resistance, lack of commitment, lack of vision, lack of cooperation, personal interests, and tendency to keep the routine. Can military organizations and specifically leaders, overcome these obstacles while fostering emotional intelligence This study aims to define the role of emotional intelligence during the military transformation process. It first examines the change models to construct a military transformation process model. Then the research applies this model to three case studies The German and British Army transformation efforts during the interwar period under the command of General Hans von Seeckt and Field Marshal Archibald M. Massingberd respectively, and the US Army transformation effort under the command of General Eric Shinseki from 1999 to 2004, finally analyzes the role of emotional intelligence within transformational leadership.

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