Accession Number:

ADA526191

Title:

Number One; the Best Position?

Descriptive Note:

Thesis paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This paper tests the hypothesis that the position of the leader is less complex and difficult than that of other positions in a given organization. The comparable features of technological impact, required knowledge, identification with unit goals, internal problems, size, decentralization, communication and relative support are examined. Each of these features is contrasted in order to arrive at a conclusion concerning the comparative difficulty, or complexity that each poses to the superior or the subordinate. The thesis recognizes that personality plays a major role In this subject area. It can make the difficult easy or the complex simple however, a neutral personality is adopted at the outset in order to remove this factor from consideration. The conclusions isolate those features which form a continuing problem for the leader and stress those from which the military commander can expect support in order to ease the difficulty and complexity of his position.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE