Accession Number:

ADA555138

Title:

Real Leadership and the U.S. Army: Overcoming a Failure of Imagination to Conduct Adaptive Work

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

Former Army Chief of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey has highlighted failure of imagination as a major obstacle in an organization s ability to learn, adapt, and find solutions to complex problems. As a former Commanding General of the Army s Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC, General Dempsey led the redesign of the Army s conceptual foundation. He and other Army officials, reflecting on the previous decade s conflicts, aggressively instituted a campaign of learning, which TRADOC describes as a broad set of initiatives designed to produce an Army capable of rapidly adapting to defeat unforeseen threats.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE