Leadership in Focus – Vehicle Craft – Blending Technology and Tactical Acumen

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There is much discussion and idea exchange about the ASLAV replacement (CRV) and future Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV). These capabilities are a massive step forward, representing cutting-edge technology and superior battlefield features. However, there have been many comments about the ‘intuitive’ nature of these vehicles such as ‘the new vehicle will save lives with its […]

Leadership in Focus – Listen, Learn and Lead

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Last week the Chief of Army came and spoke to the Royal Australian Armoured Corps’ Senior Leadership Group. His opening remarks immediately resonated with me personally and, moreover, with the group. The Chief of Army used three words to explain his leadership philosophy: ‘Listen, Learn and Lead’. These three words are particularly powerful when linked together, surpassing […]

Leadership in Focus – The Timeless Leadership Question

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The frequently asked leadership question, ‘Are great leaders born or created?’ consistently creates vigorous, robust discussion. So what is the answer? Warren Bennis believes that leaders are made: The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are […]