Leader & Follower: Identity& Leadership in the Royal Marines

Research Paper Title I follow, therefore I lead: A longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Background It is acknowledged that identity plays an important role in a person’s leadership development. To date, however, there has been little consideration of the possibility – suggested by the social identity perspective –… Read More

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What is the Centre for Army Leadership?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the British Army’s Centre for Army Leadership (CAL). It has a combined military and academic team of leadership theorists and practitioners, and its mission is to maintain leadership excellence across the British Army and keep it at the forefront of leadership thinking. 2.0 What is the Centre… Read More

Into Battle…

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 to 2012) Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a US Army officer who commanded Operation Desert Storm, the American-led military action that liberated Kuwait from Iraqi occupation during the… Read More

You’re What?

“Nuts!” General Tony McAuliffe (1898 to 1975) Anthony C. McAuliffe was a US Army general who commanded the force defending Bastogne, Belgium, in the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944) during World War II. At the time of the Normandy invasion (June 1944), he was artillery commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was in… Read More

Morale is…

“The morale of the soldier is the single greatest factor in war.” Field Marshal Montgomery (1887 to 1976) Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery, in full Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, of Hindhead byname Monty, was a British Field Marshal and one of the outstanding Allied commanders in World War II.

Regard Your Soldiers As…

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC),… Read More