Accession Number:

ADA478244

Title:

Developing Adaptive Leaders, A Cultural Imperative

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-12-17

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Army initiated transformation as a response to the demands and requirements of the 21st Century operational environment. One of the key factors of this new operational environment is the nature of our adversaries often described as asymmetric. Asymmetric adversaries pose unique challenges to the Army and exhibit the ability to very rapidly make changes and adapt to our operations. Because of this the ability of Army leaders to be adaptive and to build adaptive units is more important than ever. This paper explores the concept of adaptive performance by examining how current Army doctrine addresses this concept. The paper then analyzes current research into the nature of adaptive performance and how to develop it in others. It concludes by examining organizational and cultural factors that affect adaptive performance. Throughout recommendations are offered for how the Army should alter its leader development program to better prepare adaptive leaders.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE