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Accession Number ADA592552
Title Matter of Perspective.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author K. Soules
Abstract While there will always be a critical need for tactical and technical competency, the focus on how human factors impact military leadership and outcomes continues to grow. Understanding and anticipating human behavior will always matter most in a time of high-risk, high pay-off persistent engagement. The need for a deeper understanding and appreciation of others' perspectives and cultures is relevant in a wide range of missions, and especially so in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multi-national context. For the military, the goal of gaining perspective is not necessarily to instill altruistic behavior, acquiesce to another's outlook, or encourage leaders to take pity, but to collaborate (or in certain cases compete) with others by suspending one's own beliefs and biases to gain an accurate understanding as to others' motives, ultimately to secure U.S. objectives. Not only is perspective-taking a critical component in achieving cultural awareness and understanding, but it also is necessary for the development of interpersonal skills that enable effective communication, relationship-building, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
Keywords Awareness
Conflict resolution
Cross culture(Sociology)
Cross-cultural communication
Cross-cultural competency
Cultural awareness
Cultural understanding
Interpersonal relations
Interpersonal skills
Military forces(Foreign)
Military forces(United states)
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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