Military Leadership

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1992-03-25
  • Publisher: Westview Pr

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Author Biography

Bob Taylor was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 10, 1939. His education includes an AB (cum laude) in American studies from Allegheny College in 1961, an MBA from the Ohio State University in 1966, and a doctorate of business administration in management and administrative studies from Indiana University in 1972.

Commissioned through the Air Force ROTC in June of 1961, Dr. Taylor served as combat defense operations and training officer, a missile launch control officer, and as a training officer. From 1972-1980, he served as assistant professor, associate professor, and director of research in the Department of Economics, Geography and Management, USAF Academy, Colorado. In January of 1980, he was named professor and head of the department. He retired from the Air Force in the summer of 1981 as a lieutenant colonel after 20 years of service. From 1981-1984, Dr. Taylor was associate dean of the College of Letters and Science and head, Division of Business and Economics, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He was also named the Carl N. Jacobs Professor of Business.

In July of 1984, Dr. Taylor was appointed dean of the School of Business at the University of Louisville; in 1992, his title was changed to Dean, College of Business and Public Administration, reflecting the addition of programs in public administration and urban and public affairs. In December of 2002, Dr. Taylor retired as dean, assuming his appointment as Professor of Management and Dean Emeritus. His teaching interests include management, leadership, group dynamics, and business strategy. Dr. Taylor's research activities focus on performance appraisal, organization change, and leadership.

Currently, Dr. Taylor serves on the Logan Aluminum, Inc. board of directors, Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. board of directors, Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services board of trustees, Metro United Way board of directors and executive committee, and advisory boards for The Rawlings Group and Miller Consultants. He previously served as Chair of AACSB - The International Association for Management Education, and on the boards of Bank One Kentucky NA, the National Center for African-American Leadership, Kentucky Wood Floors and Greater Louisville, Inc. Dr. Taylor has also served as an advisor to the Kellogg Foundation on issues of leadership development.

He has published many papers in scholarly journals including Business Horizons, the Academy of Management Journal, IEEE Transactions, and Personnel Journal. A variety of papers have been presented at regional and national meetings of professional organizations. Dr. Taylor is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society of Sigma Xi. He has co-edited three books: Leadership: Challenges for Today's Manager, Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence (4th edition), and Contemporary Issues in Leadership (5th edition). Dr. Taylor travels extensively, giving presentations on leadership and values.

Dr. Taylor lives in Louisville with his wife, Linda Shapiro who is an associate provost at the University of Louisville. William E. Rosenbach is Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies and Professor of Management at Gettysburg College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1977 in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior). Dr. Rosenbach served as the founding Chairperson of the Department of Management, Gettysburg College from 1984-1991 and 2000-2001. He was Professor and Head, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, U.S. Air Force Academy from 1982-1984 and member of the faculty there from 1972-1984. He was an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Schools of the Universities of Colorado and Maryland. Dr. Rosenbach's research focuses on leader and follower behavior, effectiveness of leadership development programs, and the relationship of transformational leadership to organizational culture. He co-authored and published The Leadership Profile, The Performance and Relationship Questionnaire and The Leadership Competency Assessment. He is a founding partner of The Gettysburg Leadership Experience, a unique executive leadership development program at Gettysburg College.

Dr. Rosenbach serves as a consultant to business, government and not-for-profit organizations on specific, short-term managerial concerns as well as long-term leadership development. Clients include, GE Capital, IBM, USAA, The Brookings Institution, American Airlines, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Digital Equipment Corporation, National Computer Systems, North Start Steel, Booz-Allen and Hamilton, The Kellogg Foundation, Kentucky Bankers Association, General Motors Europe, Australian Institute of Management, National Australia Bank, New Zealand Institute of Management, Center for Creative Leadership, Australian Fire Protection Association, NASA, FBI, IRS, National Fire Academy, Federal Executive Institute, Utah State Police, U.S. Air Force and others.

He is the co-author of Contemporary Issues in Leadership (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions); Leadership: Challenges For Today's Managers; and Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence (1st, 2nd, 3rd,4th and 5th editions) which has been translated into Chinese and Hindi. He has also published more than fifty publications in scientific and professional journals and books. His presentation sponsors include: International Congress of Psychology in Australia, Eastern Academy of Management in France, Greece, Ireland and the Czech. Republic; American Psychological Association; Academy of Management; Center for Creative Leadership; National Fire Academy and others. Media interviews and commentaries include: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, New Zealand Management, The Australian Age and numerous radio and television stations.

Dr. Rosenbach is active in several professional and civic organizations including Academy of Management, American Psychological Society, Editorial Consulting Board of The Leadership Quarterly and The Journal of Leadership Studies, and Fellow - The Center for Excellence in Municipal Management.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Military Leadership -- Perspectivesp. 1
Leadershipp. 6
Leaders and Leadershipp. 16
A Comprehensive View of Leadershipp. 27
Leadership: Views from Readersp. 37
A New Vision of Leadershipp. 50
Climate, Culture, and Influencep. 73
Leaders, Managers, and Command Climatep. 77
Military Culture: Change and Continuityp. 85
Notesp. 97
Gls -- Not Your Average Joes: What the Military Can Teach Us About Race, Class, and Citizenshipp. 101
Women in Combat, Homosexuals in Uniform: the Challenge of Military Leadershipp. 115
The Doctrine of Dissentp. 118
The Personal Challengep. 123
Followers as Partners: the Best Evidence of Good Leadershipp. 128
Referencesp. 136
When Leadership Collides with Loyaltyp. 138
Leadership as an Artp. 141
Referencesp. 156
A Charismatic Dimension of Military Leadership?p. 157
Notesp. 169
Leadership in Military Combat Units and Business Organizations: a Comparative Psychological Analysisp. 172
Notesp. 181
Leadership Between a Rock and a Hard Placep. 184
Notesp. 192
Once a Leader, Always a Leader?p. 194
The Changing Contextp. 201
Our Military Conditionp. 204
Ineffective Leadership and Military Retentionp. 211
Notesp. 221
The Agenda -- Grassroots Leadershipp. 223
Military Leadership into the 21st Century: Another """"Bridge Too Far?p. 233
Notesp. 253
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