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Hedlund, Erik
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Hedlund, E. (2019). A Generic Pedagogic Model for Academically Based Professional Officer Education. Armed forces and society, 45(2), 333-348
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Generic Pedagogic Model for Academically Based Professional Officer Education
2019 (English)In: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 333-348Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

After the end of the Cold War, many European countries cut back so heavily on defense expenditure that they lost their capacity to defend themselves. This resulted in greater need for improved cooperation and interoperability among member states’ armed forces. One important attempt to improve the understanding and interoperability among the European Union (EU) nation’s armed forces was taken in 2008 by the creation of the European Initiative for exchange of young officers aimed to make the officer education in Europe more transparent and convergent with each other. This article presents a proposal for a generic pedagogic model for an academically professional officer education that can improve understanding and interoperability among the EU nation’s armed forces. The model helps to facilitate a process of professionalization of the military profession with an officer education that can meet the requirements of higher education systems as well as the demands of the military profession.

Keywords
officer education, generic model, practice-based knowledge, research-based knowledge, adaptive learning, creative learning
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7339 (URN)10.1177/0095327X17749488 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2019-03-28Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E., Alvinius, A., Josefsson, A., Ohlsson, A., Wallenius, C. & Larsson, G. (2018). Ledarskap och ledning i en förändrad organisatorisk kontext. Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ledarskap och ledning i en förändrad organisatorisk kontext
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Föreliggande bok har ambitionen att sätta samman tre års forskningsresultat (2016-2018) inom ramen för det av Försvarsmakten (FM) finansierade forskningsprojektet Ledarskap och ledning i en förändrad organisatorisk kontext och omsätta kunskaper till ett pedagogiskt och lättillgängligt material som kan användas i såväl Försvarshögskolans ordinarie kurs- och utbildningsprogram, som enskild läsning eller som utgångspunkt för gruppdiskussioner, seminarier och förberedelser inför något av de teman som tas upp i boken. Bokens innehåll speglar forskningsprojektets sammansättning som består av forskare från Ledarskapsavdelningen i Stockholm, Försvarshögskolans Ledarskapscentrum i Karlstad, och Ledningsvetenskap i Stockholm. Att bokens empiri kommer från militär kontext hindrar inte att bokens innehåll även kan vara av stort intresse för civila läsare, särskilt inom ramen för dem med intresse för civil-militär samverkan i såväl nationella som internationella insatser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2018. p. 86
Series
Ledarskapscentrum Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial ; 117
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8264 (URN)978-91-86137-84-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Armed Forces
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E. & Szvircsev Tresch, T. (Eds.). (2017). Motivation to be a soldier: A comparison of eight nations (1ed.). Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motivation to be a soldier: A comparison of eight nations
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan, 2017. p. 135 Edition: 1
Series
Samproduktion mellan Försvarshögskolan och Kungliga krigsvetenskapsakademien
Keywords
soldier education, motivation, leadership
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6680 (URN)9789186137595 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E. (2017). Team Learning and Leadership in Multinational Military Staff Exercises. Armed forces and society, 43(3), 459-477
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Team Learning and Leadership in Multinational Military Staff Exercises
2017 (English)In: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 43, no 3, p. 459-477Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cooperation in multinational military operations is one of the main tasks for the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF), which means that Swedish officers need to be able to meet international military staff standards. For this reason, the SAF and the Swedish Defence University organize an annual international staff exercise which aims to train officers in and increase their knowledge of North Atlantic Treaty Organization staff methods and procedures. The essence of successful staff work is good leadership and effective team work. In this article, we present findings from three staff exercises that have significant impact on leadership and possibilities for good team learning that relate to a team learning model. These findings have great potential to be of value in planning and improving leadership education and training in both military and civilian contexts.

Keywords
leadership, team learning, military staff exercise, context support
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6678 (URN)10.1177/0095327X16667088 (DOI)000403465400004 ()
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Ohlsson, A., Hedlund, E. & Larsson, G. (2016). Examining the relationship between personality, organizational political skill and perceived team performance in a multinational military staff exercise context. Journal of Military Studies, 7(1), 24-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining the relationship between personality, organizational political skill and perceived team performance in a multinational military staff exercise context
2016 (English)In: Journal of Military Studies, ISSN 2242-3524, E-ISSN 1799-3350, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 24-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Military staffs are composed of many smaller teams that are interdependent upon each other for a positive functioning level of the whole staff. Many factors can improve or harm the harmony of the staff. Recently, there has been an increased interest in the soft factors that may affect team performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the Big Five personality dimensions, political skill and perceived team performance in a multinational staff training event. The sample included 185 military staff officers (49% response rate). The results indicated that the personality dimension Emotional stability and Political skill had a limited, yet statistically significant, predictive power on team performance. Practical considerations and future research directions are suggested.

Keywords
personality, team performance, political skills, military
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6498 (URN)10.1515/jms-2016-0003 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E., Börjesson, M. & Österberg, J. (2015). Team Learning in a Multinational Military Staff Exercise. Small Group Research, 46(2), 179-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Team Learning in a Multinational Military Staff Exercise
2015 (English)In: Small Group Research, ISSN 1046-4964, E-ISSN 1552-8278, Vol. 46, no 2, p. 179-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International operations have become one of the main tasks for the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF). The SAF and Swedish National Defence College organize annual international staff exercises with the purpose of training officers to carry out effective staff work. This study analyzed a staff exercise using Edmondson's team learning model in a military setting. The model was developed by including group cohesion. As defensive routines are a threat to team learning behavior, the possible presence of these was examined. The results indicate that team leader coaching is crucial to support all the variables in the model. The added variable of group cohesion contributed with insights on how the commander used task solving to create group cohesion. Some examples of defensive routines were also revealed but there seemed to be challenges in identifying such routines in this type of exercise setting.

Keywords
team learning, military staff exercises, context support, team leader coaching, cohesion, team psychological safety, team efficacy, team learning behavior
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5591 (URN)10.1177/1046496414568462 (DOI)000351164700003 ()
Available from: 2015-10-30 Created: 2015-10-30 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E. & Szvircsev Tresch, T. (2014). Satisfaction in basic military training: an international comparison. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satisfaction in basic military training: an international comparison
2014 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book is a report of cross-national research that that explores the expectation, motivation and satisfaction of the new recruits from Belgium, France, Japan, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey's armed forces toward the basic military training. It both aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the basic training in order to contribute to the improvement of training quality, and increase a common understanding of questions related to the basic military training such leadership quality, self-images, motivation to further career in the armed forces and so forth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2014. p. 151
Keywords
basic military training, motivation, self-images, leadership, Militär yrkesutbildning, Arbetstrivsel, Europa, Asien
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4877 (URN)9789186137328 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-09-25 Created: 2014-09-25 Last updated: 2017-08-03Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E. (2013). Swedish security policy and military doctrine: from divergence to convergence. In: : . Paper presented at 12th Biennial conference of European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS), Madrid, Spain, 4–7 June 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish security policy and military doctrine: from divergence to convergence
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4604 (URN)
Conference
12th Biennial conference of European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS), Madrid, Spain, 4–7 June 2013
Available from: 2014-05-22 Created: 2014-05-22 Last updated: 2014-06-02Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E. & Börjesson, M. (2013). Team learning and leadership in a military staff exercis. In: : . Paper presented at The International Society of Military Sciences Conference(ISMS), 12-14 october, 2013, Copenhagen.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Team learning and leadership in a military staff exercis
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Applied Psychology Sociology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4614 (URN)
Conference
The International Society of Military Sciences Conference(ISMS), 12-14 october, 2013, Copenhagen
Available from: 2014-05-27 Created: 2014-05-27 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved
Hedlund, E. & Österberg, J. (2013). Team Training, Team Learning, Leadership and Psychology Safety: A Study of Team Training and Team Learning Behavior during a Swedish Military Staff Exercise. Sociology Mind, 3(1), 89-98
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Team Training, Team Learning, Leadership and Psychology Safety: A Study of Team Training and Team Learning Behavior during a Swedish Military Staff Exercise
2013 (English)In: Sociology Mind, ISSN 2160-083X, E-ISSN 2160-0848, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 89-98Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The critical dependence of armed forces on teams carrying out tasks in a continuously changing, uncertain and often dangerous environment, raises questions about how to better understand factors that enable or hamper effective team learning. So far there is no developed field of research into team learning in the Swedish Armed Forces. This is the first of several studies within the Swedish Armed Forces to explore and gain a better understanding of team learning. In this first study of team learning we followed a military staff exercise. The theoretical base in this study is Amy Edmondson’s theoretical model for studying and analyzing team learning. The model consists of context support, team leader coaching, team psychology safety and team learning behavior. The results of this study supports the theoretical model of team learning and describe factors that are important for creating good conditions for team learning behavior.

Keywords
Team Learning; Context Support; Team Leader Coaching; Psychology Safety; Learning Behavior
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3784 (URN)10.4236/sm.2013.31014 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-05-02 Created: 2013-05-02 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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