On science fiction, JPME and thinking about future military institutions.
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Dr. Heather Skousgaard gives an excellent, easily accessible taster to the importance of cultural intelligence (CQ) and why it is nested within the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) continuum. Stay engaged for further discussion on this topic by Dr. Skousgaard on the Forge!
The much-anticipated key lessons by Ben McLennan, as applied to the contemporary case study - we are 'better together'.
The Australian Joint Professional Military Education Continuum is Australia’s system to develop mastery in the Profession of Arms and aims to culti
In his third installment for The Forge, Ben McLennan discusses the enduring cooperative endeavour between the Australian Defence Force and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Ben presents us with a contemporary case study in cross-cultural leadership, collaboration, and cooperation. Stay tuned at the end of the week for the lessons-learned for this case study of working 'better together'...
This week, new Australian military officers will graduate from the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. The Commander of the Australian Defence College offers some final advice as they march off the parade ground for the final time.
A recent presentation that I gave in Canberra that looks at the Star Wars universe, and its lessons for strategists and the intelligence community.
LTCOL Ben McLennan's second delecatable piece unfries the recipe for success for military capability! You will easily digest McLennan's thoughts on what it takes to be expert in your chosen field - whether it be culinary or military!
Mick Ryan offers a new ‘value proposition’ for the intellectual development of military personnel for conflict in the 4th industrial revolution.
Mick Ryan is the Commander of the Australian Defence College. This column from Ryan and his contributors focusses on intellectually preparing members of the profession of arms for strategic competition and future conflict.
In this piece, Ben McLennan discusses the pressing need to educate the Army’s workforce on how to think (and how not to). In his discussion, McLennan cogently addresses systems thinking, inherent biases and the need for open-mindedness as part of understanding the recipe to transform Army’s thinking. While specific to McLennan’s Army experience, his observations are equally applicable to other Services and anyone who aspires to think in a way that harnesses a competitive advantage.
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