Dr. Hans C. Mumm Announces Book Release: "Applying Complexity Leadership Theory to Drone Airspace Integration"

Dr. Hans C. Mumm is proud to announce the release of his new book, "Applying Complexity Leadership Theory to Drone Airspace Integration" published by Motivational Press.

Aug 05, 2015, 14:43 ET from Dr. Hans C. Mumm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Hans C. Mumm is proud to announce the release of his new book, Applying Complexity Leadership Theory to Drone Airspace Integration, published by Motivational Press. Dr. Hans C. Mumm finds inspiration from years of leadership experience in applying complexity leadership theory to real world problems.

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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."

Issued discussed include:

  • New Leadership paradigms for drone policies, laws and governance
  • Drones: the hidden cyber threat 
  • Drones among us-what does this real mean?
  • Technology challenges in today's times
  • How drones are effecting today's business and security climate
  • Applying complexity theory leadership to other problem sets

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.

About The Author:

Dr. Hans C. Mumm was a mustang, serving eight years in the enlisted ranks and over eight years as an officer in the US Army before becoming a wounded warrior and being medically discharged in 2010. Leadership is  his passion and has been the key to his success. Dr. Mumm is a proven leader in a diverse set of fields including technical investigation, scientific research, military intelligence and small business owner. He is a published researcher in both the scientific and social science arenas.

His published works include "Embracing the Need for Leadership in the New World of Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics", "Managing the Integration and Harmonization of National Airspace for Unmanned and Manned Systems" and co-authoring, "The Multi-Fuel Optimization System: A Technical Discussion", and drafted Legislation to "Establish a National Inter-Agency Working Group To Develop Policies and Protocols On the Use of UAVs".

Dr. Mumm's unique skill set is a hybrid resulting from on the ground tactical combat experience and many years spent in strategic homeland security roles consulting on policy creation and fielding new technologies for the US Government. His UAV and robotics policies have focused on determining the specific uses, exceptions, and allowances; including studying the unintended consequences, future uses and misuses of such technologies.

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