Do we Need to Get Smarter? Small State Leadership
In Chap. 6 the author argues that one universal SOF truth is that people are more important than hardware. Furthermore, another essential need is trust in commanders as well as the command relationship. The arguments imply the need for not only strong but also skilled leadership. The leadership outlined in this chapter explores common cognitive pitfalls that can interfere with and limit military assessments and decision-making processes. Furthermore, the chapter also frames a theoretically desired learning environment and describes the behavioral changes that support and foster dynamic thinking and adaptive problem solving in a military organization. The cognitive abilities within the leadership of SOF in a small state will definitely be of the essence for an unpredictable and uncertain future of warfare.