Leadership Week: The British Army's Brigadier Andrew Jackson

In our second exclusive podcast interview: Brigadier Andrew Jackson on leadership in the army...

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Last Updated: 09 Jul 2013

As commander of the British Army’s recruiting group and an officer who has seen frontline action around the world, Brigadier Jackson is used to the challenges of leading and inspiring those around him to do their best under considerable pressure.

In his exclusive interview with us, the Brigadier tells MT that ‘leadership is all about people’, and for soldiers, that ‘leadership is about getting people to do things that they would rather not do.’

He goes on to explain that the Army follows a value-based leadership model, centred on courage and respect for others. ‘If you gain the respect and trust of others and are approachable and make clear what you are doing,’ he says, ‘then you will have success as a leader anywhere.’

Listen to our podcast above (or download HERE) and discover:

  • How true leadership is about building respect, motivation and inspiration
  • Why being a leader is all about accomplishing the mission
  • Where the leadership synergies between the Army and business lie
  • What it means to lead in the dangerous and pressurised environment of frontline warfare

The Brigadier also talks to us about what the private sector can learn from the Army - and why he thinks leaders are both born and made…


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