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Leadership in Practice

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Leadership is part of everyday life. Every officer and NCO exercises it and everyone in the Service is subject to it on a daily basis. This chapter is about leadership. The objective of the armed forces has always been to provide combat power, at and from the sea, in and from the air and on land. Combat power, or military capability, is a product obtained by means of processes such as procurement, recruitment and preparing for readiness. The chapter describes the objectives of the Ministry of Defence. It determines the product that leads to achieving the objective as well as the demands to be placed on that product. If at all levels of the organisation people are to have responsibility and be able to contribute, it is important to examine what each level is doing. Leadership involves three elements: the objective, the leader and "the led".

Keywords: armed forces; combat power; leadership; Ministry of Defence



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