In this episode we talk to Lieutenant Colonel Will Meddings, an infantry officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment. Throughout his career he has commanded soldiers on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, in teams sizing from a 12 man patrol fighting alongside the Afghan Army in Helmand, to a 100-strong company protecting advisors in Kabul. He now commands a battalion of 500 soldiers.
In 2016 Will was one of the founders of the Centre for Army Leadership at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a small organisation designed to improve leadership across the British Army. Around the same time he also set up The Army Leader, a leadership development website sharing practical leadership advice for junior leaders. It now has over 150,000 visitors a year.
Will discusses the role of the Army leader and the delicate skill of balancing the task, the team and the individual and also discuss the differences between the armed services and the police.
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