Learning leadership in the military: Key developmental events & lessons from senior officers

By Ellen Van Velsor, Corey Criswell, & Katie Puryear
Center for Creative Leadership

Neil Hollenbeck
United States Military Academy at West Point


Military officers attending the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership at the Peak program were surveyed on their key developmental experiences and the lessons learned from those events. Learn what these senior officers reported most frequently as developmental experiences, which led to lessons on Managing Subordinates, Executive Leadership, Communication, Integrity, and Decision-Making.


Van Velsor, E., Criswell, C., Puryear, K., & Hollenbeck, N. (2016). Learning leadership in the military [White paper]. Center for Creative Leadership. https://doi.org/10.35613/ccl.2016.1062

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