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Training Leaders to Manage Emotions in an Interpersonal Context

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91WAW-08-P-0438
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-002-0242
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-T002
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-01
Small Business Information
9 Village Way
North Andover, MA 01845
United States
DUNS: 027978766
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alyssa Douglass
 Program Manager
 (978) 689-9622
 adouglass@ontar.com
Business Contact
 John Schroeder
Title: President
Phone: (978) 689-9622
Email: jschroeder@ontar.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA
 Leslie Flenniken
 
731 Elm Ave Room 134
Norman, OK 73019-2113
United States

 (405) 325-4757
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

The ability to recognize, control, and appropriately express emotions has become increasingly important in an organization as dynamic and complex as the Army. In addition to facing many of the challenges of leading groups and individuals, such as providing encouragement or negative feedback to individuals and facilitating group performance in the face of obstacles, Army officers are also called upon to exert leadership in stressful environments and combat situations capable of testing the limits of even the most emotionally stable individuals. These challenges require emotion-related skills and capabilities that have gained considerable attention in the broader research and practice of leadership. The intent of the current research is to develop a skills-based theoretical model of emotion management that will serve as the underpinnings for developing officer training. The model will focus on how these skills can exert positive influences on interpersonal effectiveness in various kinds of affectively-laden situations likely to arise in a military context, such as dealing with combat-related stress, providing performance feedback, and handling interpersonal conflict. The model resulting from this Phase I work will be the foundation for a larger Phase II proposal focusing on developing and validating web-based training on the skills specified in the model.

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