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…

The Captain Class, recommended by Paul Nanson

The Captain Class

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams  On a chilly Wednesday in 1953 a buoyant England played a friendly football match at home against an upstart team from communist Eastern Europe. Although unbeaten for twenty-three matches, the Hungarians had only played matches against relatively weak competition. Smaller, less professional and from…