TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOPING EXECUTIVE DECISION AND THINKING SKILLS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$59,967.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8485
Agency Tracking Number:
8485
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1895 Preston White Dr - Ste 30, Reston, VA, 22091
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR JOHN M LEDDO
(703) 620-0660
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ARMY HAS LONG RECOGNIZED THAT A CRITICAL PART OF ITS LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IS INSTILLING IN EXECUTIVES THE REQUIRED DECISION-MAKING AND THINKING SKILLS. THE DIFFERENT MAJOR MILITARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS HAVE INSTITUTED EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS, EACH OF WHICH HAS DEVELOPED ITS OWN INNOVATIVE METHODS AND PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH. WHAT IS LACKING IS A THEORY TO TIE TOGETHER, EVALUATE, AND IMPROVE THESE DIVERSE APPROACHES. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH REPRESENTS AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING EXECUTIVE AND DECISION SKILLS, BASED ON RECENT RESEARCH FINDINGS ABOUT HOW EXECUTIVES AND OTHER EXPERTS ENCODE AND USE KNOWLEDGE. OUR INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS ARE BASED ON AN EXPLICIT STRATEGY OF DEVELOPING IN STUDENTS THE KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES FOUND IN SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVES. IN ADDITION, OUR KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION THEORY HAS SPURRED A THEORY FOR KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION, WHICH CAN BE USED AS A TOOL FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR TRAINING METHODS.

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