Role Models and Vulnerability

Role Models and Vulnerability By Richard Clark If you read any book on military leadership then you will quickly realise the importance of relationships; trying and exert authority without the approval or consent of your subordinates is destined to failure. No one will work for a prick, it’s as simple as that. The importance of…

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…

Breaking the Mould – How to Change, Develop and Improve Instruction

Breaking the Mould – How to Change, Develop and Improve Instruction By Martyn Cook Recently I witnessed, with a heavy heart, a group of trainees being disciplined by their Corporal instructor. Swearing, derogatory language and general de-motivation – it really was sad to listen to. And thankfully, it’s very rare to see these days. When I took the Platoon Commander, who was watching, aside…