At a time when leadership standards in many parts of national life seem sadly wanting, valuable lessons from a respected institution are going begging. And if these seem somewhat ‘secret’, it’s not because the military wants it that way. Rather it’s because, having quietly developed a strong leadership culture decades ago, it then pragmatically got on with doing and refining ‘what works’, with little thought for its broader applications.
Australian military leaders derive inherent authority from many sources, including their professionalism, their focus on organisational and team needs rather than by ‘control’ and ‘discipline’, and the distinctively Australian ‘captain-coach’ ethos that guides leaders at all levels.
Peppered with case studies from all three armed services, this book focuses on the operational/task level, with particular attention to the model it calls the ‘3Rs of leadership’.
This book may well help you gain an edge that your competitors will find difficult to match.