Accession Number:

ADA159574

Title:

A Conceptual Approach to Leadership as Visualized by Lieutenant General John P. Flynn - The Senior American Prisoner of War in Vietnam.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This study presents a conceptual approach to leadership as visualized by the senior American prisoner of war in Vietnam--Lieutenant General John P. Flynn. It analyzes the prisoner of war experience, and presents General Flynns leadership philosophy which was tested in the stress environment of a Communist prisoner of war camp. The leadership approach which is presented discusses professional morals and ethics through the six basic principles integrity, courage, justice, compassion, loyalty, and spirit. The author examines organizational stress, leadership lessons derived from stressful situations, and the need for application of General Flynns leadership philosophy in the contemporary leadership environment. The appendices include 1 an updated biography of General Flynn, 2 an extract of General Flynns taped remarks to the 1979 USAF Chaplains Conference, and 3 an extract from TIC Brief which contains General Flynns farewell remarks as the Air Force Inspector General prior to retirement. This paper could be adapted for use in leadership studies in pre-commissioning programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE