The Operational Leadership of Admiral Togo.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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Operational leadership is the linchpin of the concept of Operational Art. A theoretical portrait of operational leadership can be drawn by coalescing the common traits of great leadership expressed by several important military writers. The writings of Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Keegan, and the Joint Military Operations curriculum provide the basis for this view of Operational Leadership. This amalgamated model consists of attributes which can be categorized as either tangible, intangible, or combination. This prototype also provides a framework with which to study the operational leadership characteristics of great historical Operational Leaders in this case the venerable Admiral Togo of Russo-Japanese War fame is analyzed. Additionally, dissecting operational leadership in this manner allows us to understand that the complex interactive nature of these leadership traits makes great operational leadership an elusive, frail art form of its own. Furthermore, this analysis provides valuable lessons learned for serving and aspiring operational leaders. AN
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics