Title Got vision? [electronic resource] : unity of vision in policy and strategy : what it is, and why we need it / Anna Simons.
Author Simons, Anna.
Imprint Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2010]
Description 1 online resource (vi, 30 p.)
Call # eBOOK
Series Advancing strategic thought series
Advancing strategic thought series.
Note "July 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-30).
Contents The who vs. the what -- Unity of vision defined -- The cross-cultural dimension -- India's example(s) -- K.P.S. Gill -- S.K. Sinha -- The Lawrence paradox -- One more Indian example -- Implications.
Access Available only to authorized users.
Summary Moving beyond "unity of effort" and "unity of command," this monograph identifies an overarching need for "unity of vision." Without someone at the helm who has a certain kind-- not turn, not frame, but kind-- of mind, asymmetric confrontations will be hard (if not impossible) to win. If visionary generals can be said to possess "coup d'oeil," then unity of vision is cross-cultural coup d'oeil. As with strategic insight, either individuals have the ability to take what they know of another society and turn this to strategic-- and war-winning --effect, or they do not. While having prior knowledge of the enemy is essential, strategy will also only succeed if it fits "them" and fits "us." This means that to convey unity of vision a leader must also have an intuitive feel for "us." -- Source other than Library of Congress.
System Req Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Gill, K. P. S. (Kanwar Pal Singh), 1934-2017 -- Military leadership.
Sinha, S. K. (Shreenivas Kumar), 1926- -- Military leadership.
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935 -- Military leadership.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Political and social views.
Leadership.
Cultural competence.
Counterinsurgency.
Strategy.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Thomson Gale (Firm)
Serials Solutions. distributor
Addl. Title Got vision? (Online)

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