Chapter 15. Leadership for Upper Management

Some years ago I was in my office preparing for a lecture on leadership for a graduate course I was teaching at a nearby university when I received a call from the chair of the department of leadership at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. Like the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the National War College in other branches of the military, the Air War College has a unique mission. It is to take some of the best officers, with outstanding records and twenty or more years of service, and prepare them for top leadership positions in the U.S. military. Entrance to these schools is highly competitive, even though not all those who attend make it to the top ranks. Of the several thousand ...

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