We show that every Lie algebra is equipped with a natural (1,1)-variant tensor field, the "canonical endomorphism field", determined by the Lie structure, and satisfying a certain Nijenhuis bracket condition. This observation may be considered as complementary to the Kirillov-Kostant-Souriau theorem on symplectic geometry of coadjoint orbits. We show its relevance for classical mechanics, in particular for Lax equations. We show that the space of Lax vector fields is closed under Lie bracket and we introduce a new bracket for vector fields on a Lie algebra. This bracket defines a new Lie structure on the space of vector fields.
"Canonical endomorphism field on a Lie algebra." J. Gen. Lie Theory Appl. 4 1 - 17, 2010. https://doi.org/10.4303/jglta/G100302