Bill McCollum

Dr. Bill McCollum joined the CGSC leadership faculty in November 2005. He received an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Sarasota (2003), and is a graduate of the Air War College (1995) and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (1987). For the past 40 years McCollum has served in various military and education leadership positions including Commander, 1st Battalion (Attack), 4th Aviation Regiment, Assistant Dean for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, KS, and Vice President for University Relations at Baker University’s main campus in Baldwin City, KS.  McCollum now serves CGSC as a faculty Team Leader and Associate Professor in CGSC’s Department of Command and Leadership.

Do you improve your organization, or detract from its success?

Sometimes in the course of military operations ill-conceived ideas survive to produce unacceptable outcomes.  When this happens, frustrated leaders might ask, “What made us think this...