The British Army Challenge Book

The British Army Challenge Book

The British Army Challenge Book Reviewed by Stephen Carey As a Psychiatrist, I often see people for whom the stabilising fins of family, organisational structure, tradition and support have proven insufficient to prevent their boat overturning. And once overturned, a changed and corrosive world view can set in, taking time to correct. More broadly, we…

Adopting Mission Command - a soldier in Afghanistan

Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture, by Donald E. Vandergriff

Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture, by Donald E. Vandergriff Reviewed by Dave Bickers Mission Command has featured in United States Army doctrine since the advent of AirLand Battle in 1982.  After more than three decades has the organisation fully adapted to a culture of decentralised command? No, says Donald E.…

Team of Teams

Team of Teams: A Leadership Model for a Complex World

Team of Teams: A Leadership Model for a Complex World By Dan Snelson The 21st century is a time unlike any other.  Modern technology allows instant global communication for everyone, making the world no longer just highly complicated, but increasingly complex.  It is this complexity, argues General Stanley McChrystal in his 2015 book Team of…