Leadership in Focus: Listen, Learn and Lead via Grounded Curiosity

By Vicky Osborn May 16, 2019


WO1 Jason Moriarty is the Regimental Sergeant Major of 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers. In this short article, he explores the Chief of Army's leadership philosophy of 'Listen, Learn and Lead' from a uniquely personal perspective. While the words in isolation are simple, when linked together, they assume a much more powerful meaning.

Grounded Curiosity is a great site run by an active ADF member that focuses on the profession of arms. You can see more at www.groundedcuriosity.com.

After reading the article, think about what the words 'Listen, Learn and Lead' mean to you.

  • Why has the Chief of Army chosen these three words in particular?
  • Do you agree with the authors interpretation?
  • Do Army leaders believe that 'followers have an intolerance for mistakes?'
  • Can a person develop charisma?

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Vicky Osborn

Vicky Osborn is an Education Officer posted to Headquarters Forces Command, Directorate of Professional Military Education. Previous postings include the Army Knowledge Centre (ALPC) and Army Logistics Training Centre.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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