Command, Leadership and Ethics: Study the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour that are essential for effective performance in a strategic, multi-national environment. Resources are relevant to leadership within small groups, diverse workforces and complex organisations.

ADF Philosophical Doctrine - ADF Leadership


This publication codifies the Australian Defence Force thinking on leadership. It provides a foundation for understanding leadership and a guide for leader training and development across the Australian Defence Force. While authoritative, this doctrine—like all other—requires judgement in application.


This publication is intended to be a guide for self-development across all ranks and the principal text for those charged with developing leaders anywhere in the Australian Defence Force.