Accession Number:

ADA285307

Title:

Strategies for Augmentation Initiatives for Leadership Self-Development Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1993-Sep 1993

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Perhaps too much is being asked of the self-development pillar of the Army leadership system in view of current technological and social change. Some augmentation and enhancement efforts are indicated. A variety of such initiatives are proposed in this report, including the use of recorded books, condensed books, special reading agendas, and the inauguration of a journal that would serve as a guidance mechanism for more productive self-education reading programs. Some new directions in leadership self-development are also proposed. Among these are reconceptualizing leadership as conventional behavior and task mastery that can be operationalized at an everyday level of accomplishment. If leadership can be viewed as a social role, then it can be used as a socialization mechanism. This process is best accomplished by mastering a series of increasingly complex skills and successfully integrating them. A structured, self-motivating competence delivery system to master such skills is proposed, as are several training exercises that enhance teamwork and promote leadership. Reading agenda, Reading guide journal, Leadership, Recorded books, Architecture of skills, Leadership role, Leadership development, Skill development, Self- education, Learning systems, Leadership enhancing skill

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE