In this reflective paper, we study the tension between leadership and institutional control in contemporary Western military organizations. More precisely, we focus on two (out of five) NATO measures of merit, namely the Measure of Performance (MOP) and the Measure of Effectiveness (MOE), and how they manifest this tension at the operational level. We suggest that fixed leadership roles are not enough – what is required instead is an adaptive, pragmatic and even rebellious attitude towards the military bureaucracy in the contemporary, ever-changing conflict landscape.
|Peer-reviewed scientific journal||Journal on Baltic Security|
|Publication status||Published - 12.2015|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article - refereed|
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Kuronen, T., & Huhtinen, A-M. (2015). Leadership in the contemporary military: Mavericks in the bureaucracy? Journal on Baltic Security, 1(2), 158-182. http://www.baltdefcol.org/files/files/JOBS/JOBS.01.2.pdf