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Accession Number ADA592822
Title Leader Development, Learning Agility, and the Army Profession.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 40p
Personal Author B. J. Reed
Abstract The current Army Profession campaign makes the case for a re- evaluation and assessment of the Army as a profession and of the attributes of the Army Professional. Leadership entails the repetitive exercise of discretionary judgments, all highly moral in nature, and represents the core function of the Army Professional's military art. Leader development is an investment required to maintain the Army as a profession. The profession is maintained by leaders who place a high priority on leader development and who invest themselves and the resources of the profession in developing professionals and future leaders at all levels. This project outlines a model for leader development that is anchored in learning agility and the notion that learning agile leaders apply previous learning and can embrace learning in new, novel, or ill-defined environments. Learning agile leaders are adaptable. These leaders see actions that are different from the norm and adjust in an appropriate manner. If mission command is the operating principle for the Army, then adaptable leaders are an absolute necessity. Leader development systems must enhance and maximize one's motivation and ability to develop, and the overall Army culture must be supportive of such a process.
Keywords Adaptability
Adaptable leaders
Agile leaders
Army personnel
Army professionalism
Broadening assignments
Decentralized decision making
Decentralized execution
Developmental readiness
Interpersonal relations
Leader development
Learning agility
Mission command
Officer personnel
Organizational culture
Personnel development
Profesion of arms campaign
Situational awareness

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Columbia Univ., New York. Teachers Coll.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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