Who am I?

In 2016 I commissioned as a British Army Officer from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ‘the national centre of excellence for leadership’. I have lead teams of 30 both in the field and in the more benign environment of the office.  Yes, you can still lead in an office environment!

Like many of my peers one day I’ll leave the army and work in the civilian industry. It’s this expectation that has opened my eyes to how the nurtured ethos of leadership of the Army can be used to build any team . A business is ultimately a team and should be treated as such!

Gen. David H. Petraeus (center), U.S. Army, talks with U.S. soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Combat Outpost Monti in eastern Afghanistan on Aug. 5, 2010. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Lail, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

To lead is to inspire and motivate those around you to achieve

Why read The Military CEO?

Throughout my career and whilst at Sandhurst I have seen some fantastic examples of leadership. However it’s been the times I’ve thought “that person is doing leadership all wrong” that I’ve learnt the most important lessons.

Hence The Military CEO was created to draw upon my leadership experiences and opinions as an Officer in the British Armed Forces.

Leading in any army requires the ability to lead men and women in high-stress combat environments and the office.

Everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone

– John C Maxwell

And so The Military CEO aims to explore leadership lessons learnt in a military environment and how they can apply to the ordinary work place.

What’s in it for you?

Whether you’re a high-flying CEO or an ambitious employee, everyone has something to gain from a strong team.

Every day to day interaction you have can be an opportunity to motivate, influence and lead the people around you. If you can develop your ability to lead passively you’ll find yourself out performing your peers or competition in no time. The key is to lead whether leadership is in your job description or not!

Think about it, what great / terrible leadership quality have you witnessed today? Please comment or message me on the Your Thoughts page to send any opinions or questions you might like me to talk about.

-The Military CEO