Leadership – Part 6 of 10

Here is another installment of the 10 part series on leadership, highlighting the 10 principles of leadership as instructed in the Canadian Armed Forces in the 1980s and 90s. Here are links to the first 5 parts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5. 6 – Know...

Leadership – Part 5 of 10

Moving on with part 5 today. (don’t miss part 1, part 2, part 3, or part 4). 5 – Make sure your followers know your meaning and intent, then lead them to the accomplishment of the mission What can happen if intent is misunderstood, and you don’t...

Leadership – Part 4 of 10

Time for my favorite! (don’t miss part 1, part 2, and part 3). 4 – Lead by example Ralph Waldo Emerson – one of my faves (from: http://www.movemequotes.com/lead-by-example-quotes/) This IS my favorite, and probably the most important of the ten. You...

Leadership – Part 3 of 10

In our third installment, we continue exploring the principles of leadership developed by the Canadian Armed Forces and taught in the 1980s and 90s. You can find part 1 here, and part two here. Today we will talk about the third principle: 3 – Seek out and...

Leadership – Part 2 of 10

Welcome back! Last week I discussed the achievement of professional competence, the first principle of leadership as I learned them in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Today’s topic is the second principle: 2 – Appreciate your own strengths and...

Leadership – Part 1 of 10

Leadership is a concept, skill, practice, and idea that I ponder often. I first received formal leadership training as an air cadet at the age of 12 or 13. 30 years later, 11 years of that as a full time Army Officer, I have learned many many lessons about this acrane...