ADF Philosophical Doctrine - ADF Leadership - Edition 3

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This is the third edition of the Australian Defence Force doctrine on Leadership. 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.


Purpose. 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.

Scope. This publication is a distillation of ideas and principles pertinent to leadership in the military that have endured through history. This publication is not intended to be the sole source of information on leadership but rather a foundation to encourage further study and discussion. Recommended further reading is listed at the end of this publication.

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