Accession Number:

ADA416589

Title:

Creative Thinking for Strategic Leaders

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Military and civilian strategic leaders face numerous new challenges in the global situation. These leaders must approach their duties in innovative ways. Current paradigms artificially restrict leaders to tried and true approaches. We do not have a methodology to expand the strategic leaders mindset and thereby approach issues innovatively. This paper will discuss several theoretical approaches to creative thinking. Using a small sample of Army War College students, the paper also evaluates strategic leaders thought processes and examines alternative approaches to problem solving. The implications of the results are discussed in light of strategic leader responsibilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE