British Army to Scrap CLM for the Army Leadership Development Programme

The Command, Leadership and Management (CLM) course is being scrapped in favour of a more challenging package that troops must complete in full before being able to promote. From October 2020, all Regular soldiers from Lance Corporal to Warrant Officer will instead undertake the Army Leadership Development Programme. They will get one year to finish… Read More


What is the Rebalancing Lives Fund (RBL)?

What is the Rebalancing Lives Fund? The Rebalancing Lives (RBL) Fund (Public Money) aims to help improve the work/life balance of RN/RM personnel by providing financial assistance to projects that deliver RBL benefit in order to combat disruption, uncertainty, drudgery & boredom, wasteful working and an unreasonable pace or weight of work. Who Manages the RBL?… Read More

I Dunno…

“When you don’t know what to do, do what you know!” Unknown Another perspective… “He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.” Chinese Proverb Reference Unknown

A Leadership Framework at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Research Paper Title Sandhurst Occasional Papers No.20. Be, Know or Do? An Analysis of the Optimal Balance of the Be, Know, Do Leadership Framework in Future Training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Abstract The focus of this research is to analyse the perceived optimum balance of the Be, Know and Do leadership framework, in order… Read More

Leadership: Self-control, Pride & Animals!

“He [Genghis Khan] tried to teach them that the first key to leadership was self-control, particularly the mastery of pride, which was something more difficult, he explained, to subdue than a wild lion, and anger, which was more difficult to defeat than the greatest wrestler. He warned them that “if you can’t swallow your pride,… Read More

Officers: Good versus Bad…

“The difference between a good officer and a poor one,” said Burke, “is about ten seconds.“ (Potter, 2005, p.73). Arleigh Albert ‘31-knot’ Burke (1901-1996) US Navy Admiral who took part in WW2 and Korea. Reference Potter, E. B. (2005) Admiral Arleigh Burke. Annapolis, Maryland: US Naval Institute Press.

Plans: Disapprove & Defend…

“It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If to please the people,we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in… Read More