Accession Number:

ADA257240

Title:

Relationships of Leadership Competence with Leader and Unit Performance Effectiveness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1989-Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report integrates findings on platoon leaders PLs and platoon sergeants PSs performance on the leadership competencies that U.S. Army doctrine sets forth for guiding leader development. Platoon members rated their leaders competencies before platoons deployed to a U.S. Army Combat Training Center CTC. Leaders were also rated by observercontrollers OCs on their competency performance during the CTC exercises. The CTC OCs andor platoon members later rated the performance of platoons in mission accomplishment and the overall effectiveness of PLs and PSs as leaders during the CTC exercises. Ratings indicated that PLs and PSs need some improvement, especially in the leadership shown at-the CTCs. Competency performance both at the home station and during CTC exercises was consistently correlated with platoon effectiveness in mission accomplishment. While these results suggest the validity of the competencies for leader development, other results show the need for methods yielding ratings that are specific both to leadership components and to leaders in a unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE