The Army Leadership Code: An Introductory Guide.
The British Army needs to move with the times. The contemporary operating environment is increasingly uncertain, complex, and dispersed, and leadership has never been more important. This publication explains how we will meet this challenge in war and in peace, with our approach to both being as similar as possible.
The Army Leadership Code is founded on our Values. To us, Courage, Discipline, Respect for Others, Integrity, Loyalty and Selfless Commitment are much more than words on a page, they are what the British Army stands for, and what sets us apart from society.
We apply our Values to what we do using our Standards of Appropriate, Lawful and Totally Professional behaviour. The Army’s Values form the character of our leaders, who live them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whatever the situation.
The Army Leadership Code consists of seven leadership behaviours:
- Lead by example
- Encourage thinking
- Apply reward and discipline
- Demand high performance
- Encourage confidence in the team
- Recognise individual strengths and weaknesses
- Strive for team goals