Responsibility Calling…

“Making decisions, exercising command, managing, administering ‐ those are the dynamics of our calling. Responsibility is its core.” General Harold K. Johnson (1912 to 1983) Harold K. Johnson, in full Harold Keith Johnson, was a US Army officer who fought in World War II and the Korean War and who served as the Army Chief… Read More

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Basic Managerial Skills vs Leading Men in Battle…

“There are of course those parts of the trade, or art, that can be studied, and therefore learned. There have been few great leaders who were not knowledgeable about the mechanics of the business; you cannot be an inspiring leader if you neglect the logistics that feed your men. They will not give you their… Read More

Bloody Management…

“Late in February 1949 sailors on the Canadian destroyer Athabascan, on a spring training cruise to the Caribbean, staged a nonviolent demonstration, and the following week, in Far Eastern waters, so did about one‐third of the 150‐man crew of HMCS Crescent. The Athabascan was one of the escorts of the aircraft carrier Magnificent, thirty‐two of… Read More

The Varied Competencies of Military Nurse Managers

Research Paper Title Competencies of military nurse managers: A scoping review and unifying framework. Background Military nurse managers shoulder multiple responsibilities because of duality roles, and they should possess competencies that enable them to manage human and material resources during peacetime and wartime. Therefore, nursing management within military context is demanding, such that a comprehensive… Read More

Basic Managerial Skills vs Sound Military Decisions…

“There are of course those parts of the trade, or art, that can be studied, and therefore learned. There have been few great leaders who were not knowledgeable about the mechanics of the business; you cannot be an inspiring leader if you neglect the logistics that feed your men. They will not give you their… Read More

Poor Bloody Management…

“Late in February 1949 sailors on the Canadian destroyer Athabascan, on a spring training cruise to the Caribbean, staged a nonviolent demonstration, and the following week, in Far Eastern waters, so did about one-third of the 150-man crew of HMCS Crescent. The Athabascan was one of the escorts of the aircraft carrier Magnificent, thirty-two of… Read More

Good management…

“The dictum of “good management is good leadership”, itself erroneous, became perverted even more into the belief that an officer could literally manage his men to their deaths in support of a mission.” Gabriel, R.A.. & Savage, P.A. (1978) Crisis in Command, Mismanagement in the Army.