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The role of the commander in future missions: A leadership perspective
Swedish Defence University, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8274-6065
Swedish Defence University, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Swedish Defence University, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Swedish Defence University, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9990-2877
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to obtain a deeper understanding of the force commander role in modern multinational and multifunctional missions. Several sources of data were collected: (1) a focus group interview with five former Swedish force commanders having served in Afghanistan, (2) nine individual in-depth interviews with the same sample of commanders, (3) one in-depth interview with a Swedish Civilian Representant (an ambassador) serving in Afghanistan, (4) facts on selection ciriteria and education/training of force commanders, and (5) formal documents where the role of the commander is dealt with. The results were related to a theoretical leadership model which implies that a number of individual and contextual characteristic interact and shape a commander’s appraisal or sensemaking of a given situation. This meaning, applied to what is taking place, in turn generates a number of leadership behaviours which, to a greater or lesser degree, affect the outcome. Conclusions and research suggestion for the future focus on the following:

- civilian leadership of the military operation

- task complexity

- culture

- end state

- self-management.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2011. , 19 p.
Series
ILM Serie I.: Informations- och utbildningsmaterial, ISSN 1653-1523 ; 72
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Psychology
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Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-2374DiVA: diva2:474902
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2017-08-04Bibliographically approved

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