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Attitudinal Barriers to Change

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the evolution of American racial attitudes and the violence it engendered among civilians and soldiers during World War II. Even though the majority of all Americans supported the ... More


Evaluation

Barbara Kellerman

in Professionalizing Leadership

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190695781
eISBN:
9780190874452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695781.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

While most leadership experts seem satisfied with the leadership industry, some are not. Some argue that the industry has not only failed to develop better leaders but has made things worse. Whatever ... More


Defending Central China, 1938: Military Leadership and Strategy

STEPHEN R. MacKINNON

in Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the military context of the spring and summer of 1938. To this day, General Han remains the highest-ranking officer in the modern history of the Chinese military to be executed ... More


Ursula Graham Bower and Military Leadership

Montgomery McFate

in Military Anthropology: Soldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190680176
eISBN:
9780190943059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680176.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter asks: how does a young, British woman succeed in leading a group of patriarchal, hierarchically organized, tribal head hunters? In Burma during World War II, Ursula Graham Bower ... More


Leadership in Different Contexts

Julian Barling

in The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199757015
eISBN:
9780199372058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757015.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Work-related leadership takes place in many different contexts including labor unions, military organizations, politics, schools and sports. This chapter examines whether lessons learned about ... More


Struggling to Survive: Seizing Opportunities and Utilizing Intelligence

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines George Washington’s struggle for survival during the American Revolution and its relevance to business leadership. It discusses how Washington seized opportunities and utilized ... More


Crime‐Specific and Leadership Modalities

Elies van Sliedregt

in Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199560363
eISBN:
9780191738623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560363.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses crime-specific modes of liability and theories of liability that are referred to as ‘leadership modalities’. The former regard complicity in genocide and inchoate crimes of ... More


West Point

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In the opening chapter I introduce Maxwell Taylor as superintendent of the US Military Academy (1945-1949), where he placed greater emphasis on the humanities for a more balanced liberal education of ... More


The Three Images of the King

Suzanne F. Cawsey

in Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at three images of kingship in the Crown of Aragon in Spain during the medieval period. The first illustrates the contractual nature of the relationship between the king and his ... More


Conclusion

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

in Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The Conclusion points out that the preceding seven chapters’ examples and case studies have revealed some expected, and some unexpected conclusions. The six main cases revealed some expected ... More


The Gulf War of 1991

in Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In the case of the 1990–91 Persian Gulf crisis, the United States was the prime mover and shaker in political and military arenas. It provides what we might think of as a crucial experiment. That is ... More


Blood, Treasure, and Time: Strategy-Making for the Surge

Richard K. Betts

in The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter places the surge decision in the context of the broader history of the Iraq War and offers a modestly positive appraisal. Indeed, the surge is only important in how it affected the ... More


Improving Adaptability in the US Military

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this final chapter, the authors recommend ways to improve the adaptability of the US military so it is prepared to prevail in the wars of the 21st century. To improve adaptability in doctrine, the ... More


Understanding Adaptation

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why military adaptation is so difficult. All organizations resist change, but militaries resist change even more because of the inherent uncertainty of the battlefield, ... More


The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Timothy Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book is the real story of how George W. Bush came to double-down on Iraq in the highest stakes gamble of his entire presidency. It offers an unprecedented look into the process by which Bush ... More


Strangest Bedfellows: The Belarus-Venezuela Connection

Ralph S. Clem

in Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035307
eISBN:
9780813038292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035307.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on the counterintuitive strategic alliance between Belarus and Venezuela. The inexorable erosion of human rights in Belarus has resulted in the country becoming a virtual pariah ... More


Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Meaghan A. McEvoy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines some established assumptions about the governance of the late Roman empire, about the nature and function of the imperial office, and more particularly, about the ways in which ... More


The Bush Administration’s Decision to Surge in Iraq: A Long and Winding Road

Richard H. Immerman

in The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter argues—using the Eisenhower administration as a model of peacetime national security decision making—that the surge decision-making process displayed by the oral histories was ... More


Warrior Women

Linda Cooke Johnson

in Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the lives of warrior women, focusing on the Liao empresses Yingtian, Chengtian, and the Jin-dynasty bandit-leader Yang Miaozhen. During both the Liao and Jin periods, women were ... More


US Military Adaptability Today

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the US military is not adaptable enough for the challenges of future warfare discussed in Chapter 9. In the area of doctrine, excessive amounts hinder creativity and ... More


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