EP016: Leader Development as a Competitive Advantage


The Army’s Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) is a powerful tool that is arguably underutilized. It is designed to enhance leader development for Army and Civilian leaders by providing them candid feedback on their performance and behavior from subordinates, superiors, and peers. MSAF can also provide resources for coaching to assist the leader’s developmental growth. Today on the Leaders Huddle we discuss the potentials and shortcomings of the MSAF with COL Kevin McAninch, who’s recent article in the Military Review: How the Army’s Multi-Source Feedback Program Could Become a Catalyst for Leader Development, discussed the current program’s “unpopularity, misuse, and ineffectiveness…then describes ways to improve its efficacy”. We’ll ask COL McAninch on his views of mentorship in feedback and how we can use the MSAF as-is to increase our vertical growth as leaders.

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Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Kyle Stilwell
Guest: COL Kevin McAninch
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique