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Leadership Lessons for Children

Leadership Lessons For Children

Five leadership lessons for children An Army Leader’s Father’s Day – Part 1 If you’re a father, then Father’s Day is a great day. Depending on the age of your children, there’s half a chance you’ll get a lie in, you’ll probably get taken out for a meal somewhere and with any luck your children…

Make Your Guiding Principles Useful

Make Your Guiding Principles Useful By The Army Leader Early in my first tour in the Army I received a copy of an unusual document I’d never come across before. Two sides of A4, typed and headed; it was the Commanding Officer’s Command Philosophy. ‘His philosophy?’, I thought. ‘Does he think he’s Plato?’ Since then…