Tag: Strategic Leadership

ON HOLDING THE ENEMY ACCOUNTABLE: CUSTOMS OF RETALIATION IN THE CIVIL WAR

The ritual of retaliation codified what makes you legitimate [as a combatant] and what ...

MODELING COMPETITION AND COLLABORATION IN STRATEGIC GAMES: SOLVING THE “PRISONER’S DILEMMA”?

Role-playing games [can create] conditions for real-world cooperation When I began my year at ...

GENDER INTEGRATION AND THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING A “FIRST”

Today it is commonplace for a female to command a brigade, and it is ...

THE IRON TRIANGLE: TECHNOLOGY, STRATEGY, ETHICS, AND THE FUTURE OF KILLING MACHINES

Fear of an artificial intelligence disadvantage is pushing the U.S. and other powers into ...

AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY: MAYBE IT’S NOT ALL YOUR FAULT, ARMY!

No amount of strategy, operational art, or tactics can overcome a lack of national ...

LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR BAD BEER: THE LIMITS OF “EMBRACING THE SUCK”

Success demands readiness to ’embrace the suck’ [but also to] possess the judgment to ...

INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART III: THE WAR ON REALITY

[Americans] are latching onto narratives that they want to believe, regardless of how untruthful ...

TENSIONS AND PARADOXES FACING SENIOR LEADERS (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

The common thread [in addressing key strategic problems] is the requirement to convert operational ...

BEST MOVIE TO TEACH LEADERSHIP: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE

How do you keep sending your people into the cauldron of combat, repeatedly? … ...

DEVELOPING SENIOR OFFICERS WHO SOLDIERS WANT TO FOLLOW

Self-awareness continues to be a requirement for effective leadership at every level For over ...

REAL MEN: COUNTERING A CENTURY OF MILITARY MASCULINITY

If national security leaders truly want the nation’s best to serve the common defense, ...

KNOW THY ENEMY: OSAMA BIN LADEN & RISE OF THE NON-STATE ACTOR (GREAT CAPTAINS)

Armed conflict is a deadly business. We in the military profession have a moral ...

GEORGE C. MARSHALL & LEADING THE NATIONAL WAR EFFORT (GREAT CAPTAINS)

As the ‘global’ commander, he oversees all of the Army including the Army Air ...

WHY DOES THE MEDIA COVER STORIES IN SOME COUNTRIES … BUT NOT OTHERS?

If Moldova is never in the news, I doubt policy makers are ever really ...

BEST MOVIE TO TEACH LEADERSHIP? A WHITEBOARD

The over-arching leadership theme that ‘The Post’ so effectively conveys is the familiar choice between ...

THE TALE OF TWO GENERALS WHO BECAME SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

It might seem natural that retired flag officers would be considered for [Secretary of ...

LEADING AND MANAGING CHANGE: MORE THAN JUST A PROCESS

[Kotter’s] first step is to establish a sense of urgency. … But then the ...

THREE FLAWED PRACTICES THAT UNDERMINE TALENT MANAGEMENT

Army talent management guidance is neither applied skillfully nor consistently Field grade leaders are ...

JUST BE GRATEFUL: THANKSGIVING, 1789

render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a ...

INFORMATION APOCALYPSE II: THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL

trust in our public and democratic institutions is falling away in a landslide An ...