Leadership & Stewardship…

“The success or failure of a group is determined by the stewardship of its leader…” (The Economist, 2018, p.21). Reference The Economist. (2018) Public Opinion: Focus, Please. The Economist. 25 August 2018, pp.21. Advertisements Advertisements


Females, Leadership & Other Mammals

It is well-known that, in the human species, there are less females than males in leadership roles. But, what about other mammals? Females are rarely leader of the pack in the animal kingdom, with only 6 of the 76 non-human mammal species that exhibit leadership having females in charge during conflict, foraging or travel. This… Read More

Sharp Image, Fuzzy Concept

“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept!” Ansel Easton Adams (1902 – 1984; American photographer and environmentalist) talking about pictures, but easily applied to strategy and policy.

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

Generals & Idiot Opponents…

“Any general who needs to rely on his opponent being an idiot is in sore trouble.” (Gemmell, 2014, p.214). Reference Gemmell, D. (2014) The Hawk Eternal. London: Orbit.

Mistakes & Development…

“You must be able to underwrite the honest mistakes of your subordinates if you wish to develop their initiative and experience.” “Warfare is mental, not physical.” General Bruce Cooper Clarke (-1988) US Army General who served in WW1, WW2 (awarded three Silver Stars) and the Korean War. Graduated from West Point  as an engineer in… Read More