INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
The current National Security Strategy (NSS) documents. While each administration issues updates, the over-arching strategic ideas in the NSS are relatively stable.
JLBC Cadets, we will cover applying systems thinking to problem-solving. For example, a military force (comprising one component of a vast national strategy) might be used to design campaigns. In “Leadership and Systems Think- Ing,” Col George E. Reed explains how leaders can apply the art of systems thinking. Echoing the teachings of Peter Senge, Reed urges readers to examine the interrelationships and patterns that present themselves in systems. The idea is to move beyond simple cause-and-effect analysis and find better solutions by carefully reading system components, behaviors, and relationships.
We will describe how corporations can apply strategic leadership to their decision-making processes. In “Strategic Thinking: Key to Corporate Survival,” we explore the importance of truly understanding the nature of strategy and strategic planning.