Human and Organizational Understanding and Development


I began the serious study of the academic literature on leadership in 1995.

This was in preparation for my dissertation relating personality to performance.

Having a substantial background in statistics and research design

it was apparent to me that the structure of the corps of cadets

was a naturally occurring experimental arrangement.

For three months twelve upperclass platoon drill sergeants,

assisted by squad leaders and assistant squad leaders,

led three squads of new students at the school.

As the training was simultaneously conducted in the same locale

there was a basis for unbiased comparison among groups.

At the completion of initial training the new recruits rated their officers.

My dissertation:*

Prediction of Transformational-Transactional Leadership

from NEO PI-R Five-Factor Model of Personality

at a Senior Military College

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For an easy to print three-page pdf listing of all my publications

go to http://www.HOUD.info/publications.pdf


Predicting Leadership: West Point’s Civil War Legacy

What Trait-Theory Teaches About Leadership Paradigms:

Exploring Assumptions, Strengths and Limitations.


“AWARENESS” to Assure Competent Leaders

*Background Underlying My Dissertation

Leadership Education: a balanced program for the rest of us

(The) Leadership Enigma: Assuring Competence in Diverse Roles


Leading and Directing Companies by Popular Codified Methods

Patterns of Competence & Incompetence Pervades Multiple Leadership Functions.

(Two pages)

(A) Psychological Contract is an Implicit Agreement. (Two pages)

(The) Skipper: Commanding When a Coach is Unavailable

Summary of My LME Article: ...

Taming the Oligarchy: Pursuing Governance by Leaders and Not Entrenched Rulers

Twenty-five—Fifty—Twenty-five: Competent–Good Enough–Incompetent Leaders and Managers

Weeding out Incompetent Leaders