01 Apr '12, 11am

LEADERSHIP: The Micromanagement Monster Returns

April 1, 2012: Micromanagement, first seen during the Vietnam War when advances in communications allowed someone in the Washington to communicate directly with commanders in combat, has reached new heights, and is causing major headaches for another generation of battlefield commanders. It began eight years ago when the U.S. Department of Defense decided to provide the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) with a real time combat command capability. This meant that the JCS, led by its chairman, now has a combat command center in the Pentagon where they use satellite communications to directly observe, and sometimes control, combat forces anywhere on the planet. Now all these senior officers learned, early on in their military training, the importance of giving subordinates their mission and leaving it to these lower ranking officers to figure out a way to do it. But now, with a gen...

Full article: http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlead/articles/20120401...

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