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Lead by example

The following extract from my book, Brilliant Manoeuvres, is as relevant as ever:

Followers will model their behaviour on their leaders, especially if they, the followers, have little experience of the undertaking. 487 more words


Would you get a “could do better” on your report card of life?

Are you looking to make a change in your life, find a new direction, do something you’ve always wanted to do? When did you last take some time out to set goals, plan your future and contemplate your purpose? 251 more words

Coaching Tuesday: 3 Steps to Communicating More Effectively

Communicating effectively is a key to success in life and work. But many times communication doesn’t go as well as we would like. We’ve all been part of conversations that were less than effective. 371 more words


Give them what they need, not just what they want

One of the most important lessons I learned as a young army officer was that it’s more important to give followers what they need than what they want. 228 more words


What Discipline Really Is

When I was in the Army many years ago we would have all kinds of competitions. Many focused on military drills and skills, such as shooting, but there were also When I was in the Army many years ago we would have all kinds of competitions. 761 more words


Tell them what to do, not how to do it

The essence of military style command and control is mission based planning and direction. Most people have a vision of military command structures based on caricatures dating back to the First World War. 233 more words

Military Lessons

Can You Become A Better Executive?

Being a better executive starts with those around you.

The question isn’t so much “can you become a better executive,” but how to become a better executive. 646 more words