All too often, military operations are planned and conducted without a clear understanding of the political endgame expected to occur on the adversary’s side, or by simply assuming rational calculation.
In CDLE Leadership Paper 1-2009 CMDR Tony Mullan, RAN identifies a range of practical areas against which the content of existing values programs in Defence can be evaluated. The paper describes what values are and their relationship to individual behaviour, decision making and long term organisational performance.
Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this TED talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.
The CDLE Leadership Paper 2-2008 is Warrant Officer Class One, Kevin Woods’ CSC, OAM, account of leadership from a solider’s point of view. In this paper WO1 Woods covers aspects of leadership around compassion, risk aversion, honest reporting, micro-management, and moral courage,
Critical thinking is that mode of thinking – about any subject, content, or problem – in which the thinker improves the quality of his/her thinking by skilfully analysing assessing, and reconstructing it. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It assumes (or takes for granted) agreeance to rigorous standards of excellence and careful (mindful) command of their use. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities, as well as a commitment to overcome our native egocentrism and sociocentrism (or group egocentrism).
The role of effective mentorship within the ADF is self-evident but its effective implementation can prove challenging. This US mentoring guide was adapted for use by senior Army leaders and contains a Q&A section and other great information on the Mentoring process. We're currently developing Australian specific resources to support you further.
The holy grails of supply chain management are high speed and low cost—or are they? Though necessary, they aren’t sufficient to give companies a sustainable competitive advantage over rivals.
CDLE Command Paper 5 - 2004 is the address to the Higher Command and Staff Studies Course on 01 November 2004 by the then General Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC. His topic of address in operational leadership and the higher command environment.
CDLE Command Paper 2-2004 is a commentary and discussion on developing a Command philosophy. Developed by CDLE for the Australian Command and Staff Course in 2004, it has some timeless advice regarding how to tackle command and how to develop a command phiolospohy whether it is personal or officially promulgated.
LTCOL Jan Rueschhoff and LTCOL Jonathan Dunne’s paper on identifying Centre of Gravity through the “Inside Out” method. The paper aims to provide a better understanding of Critical Factors Analysis to allow staff to develop plans that are both more efficient and effective.
This article explores how the interwar period resulted in imperial commitments, military, strategic and political culture that severely constrained Britain and France’s ability to prepare for and fight war in Europe.
This paper argues that while Britain and France did face some constraints in their need to balance imperial commitments with European war preparations in the 19th and 20th centuries, their respective imperial possessions provided some essential benefits in their attempts to ready themselves for a continental war.