In the military, situations can often be unpredictable. How does a leader help his or her team understand what they’re expected to do in an unpredictable environment? How does he or she train others to be self-reliant and fluid in a dynamic situation?
Answers to these questions and others came into focus for experienced business professionals who participated in military training exercises at Camp Atterbury, an armed forces active-duty and reserve training area near Edinburgh, Indiana. Those professionals are members of an exclusive cohort known as Tobias Fellows, and throughout the year, they dive deep into the practice and theory of leadership.
“The Camp Atterbury training is an example of the unique and experiential opportunities the Tobias Leadership Center provides to selected Fellows," said Julie Manning Magid, professor of business law and executive and academic director of the Tobias Leadership Center, of which the Tobias Fellows is a signature program. "These leadership challenges build the Fellows’ portfolio for future management actions.”
“For those who aspire to be senior leaders and those who manage a lot of people, this insight into military decision-making showcases fast-paced leadership decisions and offers meaningful perspective on what it means to make life-and-death decisions," said said Larry Smith, managing director of the center.