Leadership Challenges in a Culture of Entitlement
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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There have been many senior leader and media discussions, reports, definitions, and contexts of a prevailing culture of entitlement in the United States and specifically within the military. Recent senior officers relieved of duty for ethical misconduct have provoked concerns in this regard. What remains unclear is the correlation between historical events and other occurrences that have contributed to this condition. What is transparent is that such a culture, if it exists, may present a significant leadership challenge to overcome. During the research for this debate, a connection was discovered between the all-volunteer force, the civil-military gap, narcissism or culture of entitlement issues, as well as the identification of suggested solutions to overcome these evolving adversities. This paper is informative in nature with the purpose of bringing awareness to the subject matter and to improve leadership discussions. Supported conclusions have been provided with recommended courses of action to mitigate adverse effects.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations