Perspectives on Leadership

Thursday November 20, 2008

Perspectives on Leadership
Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Perspectives on Leadership

What is it?

Army Management Staff College's first book, Perspectives on Leadership, is a free reference book researched and written by AMSC faculty and staff. The book is an essay compilation intended for the further education, motivation and inspiration of leaders and those who will lead. It is divided into three sections, allowing readers to move through the book with ease. The sections are: Preparing to Lead, Leveraging Leader Assets, and Strengthening Leadership Skills. The book addresses important leadership topics such as Followership; Ethics, Generational Diversity, and more. As stated by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren in the book's foreword: "It is written to guide the reader sequentially across an Army civilian career and serves as a leadership reference that we can all add to our toolboxes of knowledge."

What has the Army done?

As stated by Secretary of Army, Pete Geren: "The Army is a lifelong learning organization, with a strong focus on leader development. The work accomplished in recent years by the Army Training and Leader Development Panels and the Review of Education, Training and Assignments for Leaders resulted in the development and implementation of the Civilian Education System at AMSC, which is in direct support for Army Initiative No. 5. All of these efforts have further accelerated the Army Civilian leader development program."

Why is it important?

"Perspectives on Leadership is a welcome addition to the program and serves as a guide for Army Civilian Corps leaders throughout their careers," Geren stated. "In this era of constant engagement, the role of our Civilian workforce is increasingly vital to the accomplishment of the Army's mission. Army civilians serve at the forefront of operations, provide direct and indirect support to our Soldiers, and make enormous contributions to the war on terror."

What continued effort does the Army have planned for the future?

The AMSC faculty and staff are currently conducting research and writing essays for Perspectives on Leadership, Vol. 2, which is scheduled to be released in October 2009.

Resources:

Download a copy of the book: Army Management Staff College Web site

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INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

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  • 'Sex signals' tour teaches awareness, prevention (ARNews)
  • U.S. and Indian Armies exercises peace keeping at Yudh Abhyas 08 (Salon)
  • Army report shows chemicals at burn pit site (AT)
  • New friendly fire coverup: Army shreds files on dead Soldiers (ARNews)
  • Wounded warrior diaries: Canine handler battles injuries to return to duty (ARNews)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Gates, Rice defend U.S.-Iraq security agreement (ST)
  • U.S.-Iraq security pact may be in violation, Congress is told (BG)
  • U.S. troops in Baghdad take a softer approach (WP)
  • U.S. strike reportedly killed five in Pakistan (NYT)
  • Related article under World: Al Qaeda coldly acknowledges Obama victory (NYT)
  • Illinois Guardsmen count days till they're in Afghanistan (CT)

OF INTEREST

  • FCS launcher to protect new class of Navy ship (ARNews)
  • Joint Chiefs head says war stresses may be growing (WP)
  • Alleged Bin Laden bodyguard tries to get case thrown out (MH)
  • Related article under World: Opinion: Close Guantanamo prison? Sure. But that's the easy part (USA)
  • Opposing view: Don't shut it down (USA)
  • Face of defense: Soldier, family find helpful 'source' (AFIS)

WORLD VIEW

  • India praised for sinking pirates (BBC | Story)
  • Syrian site 'resembled reactor' (BBC | Story)
  • Taliban regains power, influence in Afghanistan sets up courts, local governments in southern regions (URUK | Story)
  • Al-Qaeda leaderLDT | Story)
  • Iran said to have enough nuclear fuel for one weapon (IHT | Story)
  • Opinion: Closing Gitmo is just the beginning (GRD | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Wednesday hero (HH6)
  • MDOT partners with charity to collect old cell phones (MSA)
  • Operation Love from home deadline looms (SP)
  • Project Valour-IT (SA)
  • Chess club - More than just a game in Iraq (BF)
  • Related article under World: Indian naval actions (MP)

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Events

November 2008: American Indian Heriatge Month: American Indians in the U.S. Army

November 2008: Warrior Care Month

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