The Rubicon Model of Action Phases The Rubicon is a mindset theory of action phases in decision-making proposing that care should be taken first in making the decision, then commitment sustained once the decision is made. The model suggests that there is an activation of different cognitive procedures in the process of task tackling by persons. Particularly, the mindset theory of action phases forms the foundation of research in the planning process (Brandstätter, Heimbeck, Malzacher, & Frese, 37-59), which envelopes the formation of goals, initiation of the project, scheduling and change intervention. The word “Rubicon” originates from the name of a river in ancient civilizations that separated the Roman Empire from the Gauls. When Julius Caesar was expanding Rome he reached the Rubicon River knowing that if they crossed it they would initiate a battle ‘til death with the fearless Gauls and there would be no retreating.
Moyar goes above and beyond delving into the leadership of both military and non-military, such as political leadership. Although Moyar does a great job exploring the campaigns, identifying where the poor leadership positions were and how they overcame such by replacing them with more qualified leadership, he fails to adapt any of the military leadership doctrines such as the U.S. Army’s Blue Book written in 1779 to the Field Manual (FM) 6-22 formerly known as the FM 22-100. Within FM 6-22 it discusses other attributes that make up a great military leader; character, presence, communication, and intelligence. Why did Moyar not discuss any of these within A Question of Command? Moyar could have shortened the A Question of Command, leaving out the minutiae of the nine campaigns, and focusing more on the whole thesis of his book which is the ten attributes that make up good leadership winning campaigns.
Because of those Napoleon can be seen as one of the greatest Generals that ever lived. If you look at the historical meaning, I think it it more debatable. Napoleon is without doubt one of the greatest leaders in military history, his skill as a general both tactically and strategically is without question, his rise to power astounding. Few men in history have had such an impact on world history and he easily ranks along side such leaders as Alexander the Great and Hannibal. Like those leaders he was an authoritarian leader and a dictator whose skill was matched by his ambition, one of those who did not know when the possible ended and the impossible began.
In the beginning of the exchange theory the leader's relationship with the work unit was viewed as vertical dryads, (Northouse, 2012). These groups were based on the roles and relationship value. The dryads developed based off of the development between the leader and subordinate relationship as how well the interaction was developing clear roles and responsibilities. As these roles became more defined the development of the in group and out group was created. The basic idea of LMX is the in group and out group of followers.
Impacts of Organizational Culture on Leadership Styles by Yasser Abdolghader Abstract Introduction: Personal and national cultures deduce from peoples’ personal values and penetrate the role of effective managerial leadership and successful firms’ performances. There should be a relationship between leadership styles and organizational cultures. Are leadership styles culturally-related? Purpose: Purpose of this article is to evaluate the basics that form understanding of leadership. This paper tries to explore which styles of leadership are realized in different cultures by sketching the relationship between culture and leadership.
At What Time Should Military Heroes Be Honored? When citizens think about George Washington or Nathan Hale, of what do they remind them of? Both Washington and Hale are famous military heroes. Military heroes have made America a safe and strong nation. The citizens of the United States of America probably wouldn’t have their rights today, if soldiers hadn’t fought for America.
Abraham Lincoln was not a man of high rank before his presidency; his only military experience was from being “captain of a militia unit that saw no action in the Black Hawk War (McPherson).” Even without the same education that his peers received, Lincoln was known to be a quick study, “He observed the successes and failures of his own and the enemy’s military commanders and drew apt conclusions; he made mistakes and learned from them; he applied his large quotient of common sense to slice through the obfuscations and excuses of military subordinates (McPherson).” He was also known for his admirable speeches which he wrote for himself by hand. His inaugural speeches evoked emotion in everyone: fathers and mothers, the elder and the children, as well as the blacks and whites. But his most important contributions and most recognized achievements occurred during the Civil War. The Emancipation was a crucial part of the North’s national strategy (McPherson). Lincoln stated that, “a military necessity, absolutely necessary to
In addition, I will include information pertaining to my own leadership assessment as it pertains to leadership. Introduction This analysis will show how Kurt Griebel played an important role the development my managerial skills, such as knowledge, decision-making, and behavior. Organizational behavior depends on leaders, such as Kurt Griebel, to manage others to achieve the company's goals and objectives. The definition of leadership is, “the use of power and influence to direct the activities all followers towards goal achievement” (Colquitt, Lepine, & Wesson, 2011, p. 485). His leadership used different decision-making processes based upon what was best for the company.
Although in itself it really affords military victory, it is an essential, early and intermediate stage of revolutionary reform. A Guerilla war can also be described as “a poor man’s way of waging war against a mighty international or and state power”. Guerilla forces need the support of the masses in order to survive. A guerilla fighter is not simply a mercenary or a bandit, but is rather a highly motivated social and political reformer. Guerilla war has been the most common form of warfare since 1945.
After it, the link between the strategic management and leadership is developed, and the impact of both domains on the strategic directions is evaluated. Then the adoption of the leadership styles as per the situations is analyzed. The second section starts from here, and it reflects the impact of the major theories of leadership and strategic management on the direction