Accession Number:

ADA535417

Title:

Developing Intuitive Decision-Making In Modern Military Leadership

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE