Bleeding talent : how the US military mismanages great leaders and why it's time for a revolution /

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Author / Creator:Kane, Tim.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Description:xii, 271 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management.
Command of troops.
Leadership -- United States.
Command of troops.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This book will shape the debate on how to save the military from itself. The first part recognizes, indeed celebrates, what the military has done well in attracting and developing leadership talent. The book then examines the causes and consequences of the modern military's stifling personnel system, with a close look at strategic failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book also reports a new survey of active duty officers (done by the author) that reports what is driving the best and brightest to leave the service in frustration. Solutions round out the book, grounded in an economic emphasis on market forces"--
"A revolutionary look at how the armed forces need to update management policies"--
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. A Cautionary Tale
  • Chapter 2. The Paradox of Military Leadership
  • Chapter 3. Entrepreneurs in Uniform
  • Chapter 4. Exodus
  • Chapter 5. It's Not Business, It's Personnel
  • Chapter 6. Winning Battles, Losing Wars
  • Chapter 7. Coercion
  • Chapter 8. War Machines
  • Chapter 9. Measuring Merit
  • Appendix: Survey of West Point Graduates
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index