Failure in training is vital in unconventional and conventional warfare environments. Battalion and higher staff must fail in training and then correct their mistakes.

Good ideas should not have rank, they should have influence.

To succeed in complex environments, military leaders must change their leadership from a leader-centric to a more follower-centric model.

Journal Article | May 14, 2017 11:36 AM | Comments(1)

It is incumbent on all leaders of this generation to gain a better understanding of what makes up a subordinate’s background and subsequently, how to best lead them.

While many of the Army’s great leaders have blossomed on the battlefield without systematic development, there are doctrinal references that define leader development processes.

Journal Article | June 25, 2013 01:35 AM | Comments(2)

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

Journal Article | April 1, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(2)

What happened to the sports college?

Journal Article | March 22, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(10)

Modern American values continue to grow apart from traditional military values, changing the face of military culture. Munsing offers a few ways to adjust to societal change.

The Joint Force requires culturally “savvy” leaders capable of developing a global perspective, able to synthesize diverse viewpoints, and with the ability to collaborate across a range...

Blog post | January 14, 2013 10:56 AM | Comments(6)

A disruptive thought about dialogue between professionals.

Blog post | November 30, 2012 04:19 PM | Comments(18)

Gentile provides an intelligent dissection of Rick's The Generals.

Blog post | October 8, 2012 05:54 AM | Comments(13)

Thoughts compiled in preparation for a discussion with the Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group on military culture and change.

Journal Article | September 26, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(7)

Pershing's leadership attributes and willingness to understand and work through the Moro culture achieved success in a complex operational environment.

To facilitate operational success and to provide clarity for Service members, Joint Force leaders must have clear codes of conduct developed for their organizations.

Journal Article | June 15, 2012 04:05 AM | Comments(1)

COIN, organizational culture, and leadership - how they have interplayed in Afghanistan over the past several decades.

Blog post | May 16, 2012 07:04 AM | Comments(1)

A Harvard Business Review blog entry discusses the leaders in our midst.

Journal Article | April 13, 2012 02:30 PM | Comments(4)

Could Smedley dig his trenches today?

Journal Article | April 5, 2012 03:36 AM | Comments(102)

Disruptive thinkers: the way to reinvigorate a senseless bureaucracy or a threat to the establishment? 

Journal Article | February 16, 2012 08:25 AM | Comments(3)

Richard Dixon provides a much needed look at the issue of suicide and military leadership.

Brett Friedman draws attention to the deeper malaise behind the recent string of black-eyes for the Marine Corps.