Developing Intuitive Decision-Making In Modern Military Leadership
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The ability to quickly draw upon experience to make intuitive, rapid decisions has significant utility for operational leaders, given the time-constrained, chaotic, and uncertain situations in warfare. Using intuition tempered by experience, leaders determine the best course of action by gaining an understanding of the essence of a situation. Framing the situation in this manner provides them an awareness which illuminates the nature of the problem to be solved, as well as a potential solution. Not only do leaders face an increasing number of external distractions while in command, they have few opportunities to obtain first-hand experience of leadership in war. To improve their ability to make rapid and effective decisions, leaders should accumulate vicarious experience through the critical analysis of historic military events.
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