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Military Professionalism Studies

Added October 28, 2013
Type: Monograph
Changing Minds In The Army: Why It Is So Difficult and What To Do About It. Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Gerras, Dr. Leonard Wong.
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In a time of extraordinary fiscal and national security uncertainty, it seems naïve to assume that all, or even most, of a strategic leader’s current assumptions will be just as relevant several years into the future. This monograph highlights the need for Army senior leaders, in the midst of change, to periodically question their deep-seated beliefs on critical issues—and perhaps change their minds—rather than relying solely on what they have long believed to be true.
Added September 19, 2013
Type: Monograph
Closing the Candor Chasm: The Missing Element of Army Professionalism. Authored by Colonel Paul Paolozzi.
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If transparency and forthright communication are valued within the Army, why is candor nearly absent in doctrine and supporting literature? Stewards of the Profession build trust through authentic communication—educated, trained, and modeled in application. Candor cannot be muted, creating a chasm between what is espoused and communicated.