Leadership, my mother’s love and the ultimate sacrifice

Leadership, my mother’s love and the ultimate sacrifice

Average reading time – 3 minutes 30 seconds I was standing at the top of a mile long, tree lined avenue staring-down at the British Army’s sixth form college in Nottinghamshire. At one end my parents and all they had done for me over the last sixteen years. At the other, the future I’d been […]

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Do you serve to lead?

Do you serve to lead?

The 10th August 2001 was the day that an eight-year journey and dream of becoming an Army Officer finally came true. Whilst that day marked the end of my time at Sandhurst, it was of course just the beginning of my leadership journey. As I marched off the parade square on that warm summers day […]

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Becoming a Hero

Becoming a Hero

You can usually sense that somebody is in victim mode long before they speak. If their body language hasn’t already given them away, it becomes apparent as soon as they start talking. It is not what they say, but how they say it. Eighteen months ago I noticed that there are three character archetypes operating […]

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Do you live what you preach and does it matter?

Do you live what you preach and does it matter?

“In the event of cabin decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head and breathe normally. If you are travelling with a child or someone who […]

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