Building Winning Teams in the 21st Century Operating Environment
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army has recognized the requirement to modify its leadership education and training process to meet the challenges of the 21st century operating environment. Currently, leader development doctrine is focused on describing skills, attributes, and competencies of effective leaders. I argue that we need to focus on the leadership process of developing and employing winning teams as the foundation for education and training. This paper identifies the gap between the Armys projected leader requirements for the 21st century and current leadership development doctrine. Then, based on team and decision making research proposes the Army expand leader education and training to include the team building process by using models of team leadership informed by decision making principles. Finally, using Scheins organizational culture model, this paper suggests ways the Army can move towards truly becoming a team of teams, thus providing coherency across the institutional, organizational, and self-development pillars of leader training and education.
- Administration and Management