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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Peter
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:18:00Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:18:00Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42728
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractContemporary crises have become increasingly complex and the methods of leading through them have failed to keep pace. If it is assumed that leadership matters—that it has a legitimate effect on the outcome of a crisis, then leaders have a duty to respond to that adaptation with modifications of their own. Using literature sources, the research explores crisis complexity, crisis leadership, and alternative leadership strategies. Specifically, the research evaluates the applicability of complexity science to current crises. Having identified the manner in which crises have changed, it focuses on the gap between contemporary crises and the current methods of crisis leadership. The paper pursues adaptive methods of leading in complex crises and examines a number of alternative strategies for addressing the gap. The research suggests that a combination of recognizing the complexity of contemporary crises, applying resourceful solutions, and continually reflecting on opportunities to innovate, may be an effective way to lead through complex crises using complex leadership.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/adaptiveleadersh1094542728
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleAdaptive leadership: fighting complexity with complexityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderO’Keeffe, David
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorContemporary Crisesen_US
dc.subject.authorLeadershipen_US
dc.subject.authorAlternative Strategiesen_US
dc.subject.authorComplexityen_US
dc.subject.authorComplexity Scienceen_US
dc.subject.authorAdaptive Leadershipen_US
dc.subject.authorStrategy Paradoxen_US
dc.subject.authorDistributed Leadershipen_US
dc.subject.authorParallel Processingen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, Gilbert Police Department, Gilbert, Arizonaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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