Leadership and Ethics

Leadership & Ethics

New Zealand Army Leadership Handbook

The New Zealand Cadet Forces Leadership Handbook is a very simple read aimed at a junior audience. Its chapters however, contain lessons that are appropriate to all ranks and can be used to develop...

By The Cove

Leadership & Ethics

Leadership in the Canadian Forces

This manual provides a unified doctrinal basis for all Officer and Non-commissioned Officer leadership training and education in the Canadian Armed Forces. It also constitutes essential guidance for...

By The Cove

Leadership & Ethics

'Big Five' Personality Factors as Predictors of Military Performance

This academic paper by Paul Bartone (with support from other contributors) via Emerald Insight takes a scientific approach to examining leadership behaviour and results. The paper evaluates the...

By The Cove

Tactical and Technical

How to Criticise with Kindness

In this article by Maria Popova via BrainPickings, the author walks us through how to best compose an intelligent argument that will ideally keep you out of hot water with your boss.

By The Cove

Leadership & Ethics

A Journey to Better the Character of Australia's Leaders

This paper by Richard Thapthimthong is titled 'A Journey to Better the Character of Australia's Leaders.'  He explains that in a fully digitised battlefield where advanced weaponry gives the...

By Richard Thapthimthong

Tactical and Technical

Intelligent Disobedience

This article by Professor Lloyd Clark via the UK Centre for Army Leadership provides a German example of the successful employment of intelligent disobedience on the battlefield. He also raises some...

By The Cove

War

Meeting Adversity from 'The Longest War'

This chapter titled 'Meeting Adversity' from The Longest War: the Australian Army in Afghanistan', focuses on telling stories of individual initiative, courage and bravery. It includes footage from...

By The Cove

War

Sweat, Snow & Struggles from 'The Longest War'

This chapter from 'The Longest War: the Australian Army in Afghanistan'. records the struggles faced by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. It explains the extremes in climate, harsh environments,...

By The Cove

War

Casualties of War from 'The Longest War'

This chapter from 'The Longest War: the Australian Army in Afghanistan', remembers the fallen and wounded Australian soldiers from the war in Afghanistan. Families and soldiers discuss their pain...

By The Cove

Tactical and Technical

How the Dutch Tackle Leadership Development in Army Leaders

Major Peter de Bock and Doctor Peter Olsthoorn via the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies examine in depth what leadership theories should underpin the promotion courses for junior officers,...

By The Cove

Pages