Command, Leadership, Intelligence and Management (CLIM): A Proposed Theory for Improved Strategic Leadership Academic Article uri icon


  • This article is a theoretical perspective, building on command, leadership and management principles that are grounded within the military ( Young & Dulewicz, 2005 ). The aim of this new theoretical perspective is to introduce the fourth element of intelligence that will represent command, leadership, intelligence and management (CLIM) applied to business executives seeking to improve performance. Moreover, this article fills the gap in the previous theory by identifying and bringing intelligence into the framework. The article will focus on key propositions for each of the four factors of CLIM. Each section will describe the operationalization for the function of the four factors, setting the conditions to conduct future studies. The article concludes with the expected beneficial measures of the attributes needed to maximize strategic leadership which will benefit senior executives.

publication date

  • 2018