“As Army officers leading our people into battle in Afghanistan we have an unlimited liability. We have to be prepared for the ultimate sacrifice. We may need to die for our job.” These powerful words came from an aspiring British officer going through leadership training at Sandhurst on a TV programme yesterday.
These young male and female leaders remembered Mark Evison a Lieutenant in the Welsh Guards who did die from Taliban bullets leading his men last year aged 23.
I doubt if many of you expect to die for you jobs. However how much commitment are you prepared to make to those you have the honour and responsibility for leading? What are your boundaries? How much of yourself do you give to lead them well?
Warm regards on a hot late September day. Remember it is as hot as hell for those young leaders in Afghanistan today.