Social Mastery is the human element of our profession. While not unique to the Profession of Arms, it represents an important pillar of it.
Social Mastery represents the deliberate and continuous development of the concepts articulated in ADF-P-0 ADF Leadership. Relentless striving for excellence in Social Mastery is critical to achieving balanced Professional Mastery.
Social Mastery not only requires an understanding of self and others but also demands integrity and moral courage to maintain consistency in identity. Social Mastery is often thought of in terms of awareness and management in both self and social dimensions.
Social Mastery is a holistic notion that is easier to judge in others than ourselves and is often only noticed by its absence.
The Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics (CDLE) is the Defence’s authority for all four elements of Social Mastery (Influence, Military ethics and values Character, and Culture). Additional frameworks and supporting resources are available from their website or by contacting them directly