chapter  17
Government’s New Breed of Change Agents: Leading the War on Terror
ByDaniel P. Forrester
Pages 20

World War II brought forth a generation of leaders who had scarce resources and global enemies to combat. Some of the most difficult battles in that war, such as D-day, featured political, military, and civilian leadership pushing down the decision making and authority to those closest to the enemy and the problem. This overauthorization gave rise to decentralized decision making, innovative leadership, transformation of operations, and, most important, victory.