Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution

Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution

by T. Kane


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ISBN-13: 9780230391277
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 271
Sales rank: 646,796
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

TIM KANE is the Chief Economist at Hudson Institute and founder of the social networking firm, StoryPoint. Kane's research on entrepreneurship and job creation has been widely cited, notably in the 2011 Economic Report of the President. He has served in multiple executive and scholarly roles at think tanks and universities. Kane has appeared often on CNN, CNBC, FOX, and PBS' Nightly Business Report. Previously, Kane served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, serving two tours of duty in Asia. He earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a doctorate in economics from the University of California San Diego, USA. He lives in Virginia with his wife and their four children.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Cautionary Tale 9

Chapter 2 The Paradox of Military Leadership 35

Chapter 3 Entrepreneurs in Uniform 59

Chapter 4 Exodus 85

Chapter 5 It's Not Business, It's Personnel 109

Chapter 6 Winning Battles, Losing Wars 143

Chapter 7 Coercion 163

Chapter 8 War Machines 183

Chapter 9 Measuring Merit 199

Appendix: Survey of West Point Graduates 217

Notes 235

Selected Bibliography 255

Index 263

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tim Kane does a fantastic job of identifying the problems in the current military personnel system. This book is not an attack on the military, rather it offers constructive criticism on an outdated and inefficient personnel system that drives many talented young officers to leave the service. Current and former junior officers will recognize and relate to the author's observations and critiques of the system, both good and bad. He identifies workable solutions to te problems he identifies. Recommended reading for those interested in leader development and management in complex organizations. Should be required reading for senior miltary officers and those concerned about the future of military leadership.