Tag: Strategic Leadership

THE INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART VII: COMPETENCE AND ETHICS

  “People grant their trust based on two distinct considerations: competence and ethical behavior.” ...

A SMARTER WAY TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN

“Be All You Can Be”, “Army of One”, “Army Strong” these are just a ...

THAT ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING: A WHITEBOARD

War College students are at a point of significant departure in their careers, as ...

AN ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE: INNOVATION AND TERRORIST DRONES

In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, characters who increase in wisdom are those who ...

THE INTERFACE: REESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TACTICS AND POLITICS

Considering the mutual relation between strategy and tactics helps establish the extent of what ...

IT’S WORLD WAR THREE ALL OVER AGAIN (DUSTY SHELVES)

Today, as the United States once more finds itself in a situation of near-peer ...

YOUR HAMBURGER AND NATIONAL SECURITY: VEGANISM, FOOD INSECURITY AND AMERICAN POWER

National security analysts primarily consider external threats before assessing whether or how the nation ...

THE TURMOIL OF IDENTITY CRISIS: SPECIAL FORCES ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Organizational culture, on its face, is a relatively easy concept to understand; who “we” ...

CHANGING OUR TOOLKIT FOR “CHANGE”

Leaders affect change at the individual, unit, and enterprise levels both in response to ...

MIRRORING VIETNAM’S FAILURES IN AFGHANISTAN: DOD’S DESCENT INTO WAR FATIGUE

Wars are expensive in terms of blood lost and treasure spent, but there are ...

DEMOBILIZING THE KHOST PROTECTION FORCE: PARAMILITARY GROUPS IN AFGHANISTAN

These groups, although a strategic and powerful asset for the U.S. mission in fighting ...

THE LAST LION AND THE NEXT WAR: LESSONS FROM CHURCHILL (DUSTY SHELVES)

Churchill, an avid painter, ‘saw the beauty and vitality of details, and their effect ...

THEY REALLY READ IT FOR THE ARTICLES

Playboy magazine first hit newsstands in December 1953, so it was quite well established ...

NEW WEAPONS FOR NEW DOMAINS? (EISENHOWER SERIES)

Getting that idea from the battlefield…back into the hands of someone who can fix ...

LOSING THE STRATEGIC “BATTLE” AGAINST THE PRC (BUT NOT THE “WAR”): PT I – EMERGING CONFLICT DOMAINS

Despite facing innovative, global rivals, the U.S. military remains a downward-directed, personality-driven organization – ...

WHOSE HISTORY? WHOSE HERITAGE? MEMORY AND MEMORIALS IN THE ARMED FORCES

I would venture to say that there are a lot of black troops that ...

SOCIAL MEDIA: GOOD MEDICINE OR A BAD PILL (EISENHOWER SERIES)

There is a concept called collective coping. It’s using social media and specifically social ...

INCLUSIVITY, DIVERSITY AND THE MILITARY AS A LEADER OF CHANGE (EISENHOWER SERIES)

What you’re describing…always has been a leadership problem. It’s leadership at the extreme echelons. ...

MORAL LEADERSHIP IN COMPLEX STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTS

AT ALL TIMES…LEADERS MUST ENDEAVOR TO DEMONSTRATE UNIMPEACHABLE INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER. We can—and should—expect ...

MILITARY SOCIETY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE: ANDRÉ CORVISIER (DUSTY SHELVES)

The historical profession in the mid-twentieth-century decisively shifted its focus to social and cultural ...