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Military Leadership Studies

Added December 16, 2011
Type: Letort Papers
Real Leadership and the U.S. Army: Overcoming a Failure of Imagination to Conduct Adaptive Work. Authored by Colonel John B. Richardson, IV.
This is a case study of a cavalry squadron struggling with operational adaptability. Through this struggle, the study provides a means for analyzing the complexity of organizational leadership in the contemporary security environment. The case study provides an example where hard fought lessons learned resulted in a more holistic approach to leadership, because the leader transcended that of simply being an authority figure, and instead, become a real leader who provided a safe and creative learning environment where the organization was able to tackle and solve complex problems.
Added July 08, 2011
Type: Monograph
The New Aztecs: Ritual and Restraint in Contemporary Western Military Operations. Authored by Dr. Zhivan Alach.
The Western way of war has come full circle. After centuries, indeed millennia, of evolution toward increased totality and brutality, it has turned back once again to the ritualistic and restrained methods of primitive warfare.
Added June 08, 2011
Type: PKSOI Papers
Defining Command, Leadership, and Management Success Factors within Stability Operations. Authored by Major Dave Fielder.
Stabilization operations have been present across the globe for centuries in many forms. But how have the command, leadership, and management of these operations manifested themselves, and what are the success attributes within this field of study?
Added April 08, 2011
Type: "Of Interest"
Army Strong--Really? Authored by COL (R) Charles D. Allen, COL (R) Charles D. Allen.
The author outlines the past, present, and future of the Profession of Arms.
Added March 29, 2011
Type: Monograph
Resolving Ethical Challenges in an Era of Persistent Conflict. Authored by Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff.
In this provocative monograph, COL Tony Pfaff argues that the challenges of combating irregular threats have fundamentally challenged the traditional “ethics of war,” and he offers a number of measures and policies that the Army must adopt if it is to not only successfully, but ethically, respond to these challenges.
Added March 28, 2011
Type: Op-Ed
Junior Leader Professional Development — Who Has the Time? Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the April 2011 newsletter.
Added March 10, 2011
Type: "Of Interest"
Profession of Arms Study Trust Review. Authored by COL (R) Charles D. Allen.
Since trust is the coin of the realm for an Army in a democratic society, it is important that as the Profession of Arms study proceeds that it includes a broad exploration of just what exactly the Army as profession means by the concept of trust.
Added March 10, 2011
Type: Op-Ed
Should ROTC Return to the Ivy League? Authored by LTC Ernest A. Szabo.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the March 2011 newsletter.
Added March 01, 2011
Type: Monograph
Civilian Skills for African Military Officers to Resolve the Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Stability Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Authored by Ms. Diane E. Chido.
Military retirees in many African countries face uncertain futures. The author suggests that USAFRICOM should include robust engineering programs as a part of its training approach for the region, thereby providing valuable opportunities for retiring service members, improving civil-military relationships, and enhancing economic development and stability.