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Accession Number ADA583863
Title Limitations for a Successful Army Leader Development Strategy.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 61p
Personal Author C. T. Drew
Abstract In 2009, the U.S. Army published the Army Leader Development Strategy (ALDS) to address shortfalls in leader development identified during the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Global War on Terrorism. What are the factors that limit the effectiveness of this strategy. The effectiveness of the ALDS is dependent on coherent objectives communicated across the developmental domains, integrated programs that support the objectives, and logical policies that enable the programs. Coherent objectives are determined by examining how effective the subordinate organizations objectives reflect and support the higher organizations objectives. The effectiveness of a program is based on how well the output supports the goals, and whether the actions involved in the program conflict with desired outcomes. A logical policy does not constrain a program from achieving the desired outcomes. At this time, the institutional domain has effectively integrated the objectives across the center of excellence and the schools. In the operational domain, the objectives are communicated, but are not a coherent part of guiding leader development. Within the self-development domain, again the intent is communicated, but the guidance provided to officers is general and not nested with the objectives of the overall strategy. The two critical programs are the assignment system and the promotion process. Both programs hinder the execution of the current strategy. The assignment process is bureaucratic and quantitatively focused. The promotion system also hinders the strategy by favoring a very narrow career path.
Keywords Army
Army leadership
Global war
Institutional domain
Leadership training
Measures of effectiveness
Officer personnel
Operational domain
Personnel development

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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