Dr. Hans C. Mumm finds inspiration from years of leadership experience in applying complexity leadership theory to real world problems.
In the words of Michael L. Hummel, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, California University of Pennsylvania, “In this era of covertly evolving threats to our national and homeland security, and the complicated leadership that is required to manage the safety and security of our society, Dr. Mumm’s intellectual and tactical prowess has given us that needed edge in this book. His work on applying the complexity leadership theory to managing drone airspace, in support of our local and global security affairs, is a paradigm for managing what can be considered an unmanageable political arena.”
In an engaging interview, Dr. Hans C. Mumm can discuss:
- Technology Challenges in Today’s Times
- How Drones are Effecting Today’s Business Climate
Jay R. Snyder, Unmanned Systems Visionary and former Director of Air Force Revolutionary Planning said, “Dr. Mumm has attacked two extremely difficult problems at the same time: The government bureaucratic regulating methodology and the integration of drones into the U.S. airspace. He has woven together a brilliant methodology to solve both issues by using complexity leadership theory. The potential economic impact of drones is enormous and new ideas on how to use them commercially emerge every day. The FAA needs to make a fundamental process shift or be left perpetually at the starting gate. Congress and industry take note; the same leadership method described here could be used to help solve the most difficult problems facing your organization.”
Dr. Mumm’s book examines the leadership challenge created by the requirement to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the national airspace system (NAS). The overall lifecycle of leadership does not lend itself to a simple definition or a defined timeline that anyone can follow. As much as society enjoys creating, all of the processes and technology to simplify our lives (although this is debatable), leadership deals with humans and humans are not that simple. The challenge is that the FAA follows a leadership and change management model that is authoritarian, linear, and evolutionary.