Army

How does the Army find its leaders?

That is the question we put to Lieutenant Colonel Langley Sharp, Head of the Centre for Army Leadership.

How does the Army find its best leaders?

That is the aim of the Centre for Army Leadership at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

The team is made up of seven civil servants and military, regular and reserve, whose core purpose is to "champion leadership excellence across the Army".

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But what makes a good leader?

Lieutenant Colonel Langley Sharp, Head of the Centre for Army Leadership, explained: "I think it's someone, ultimately, that has moral courage. Their values sit at the core of their character and they live those every day.

"I think it's about people who understand and care for the people that they are leading, that they are able to understand the context in which they are operating in, and translate that to their people.

"Ultimately, they manage to combine both the individuals they're leading, the teams that are coherent together, bring those together in the pursuit of what we call the mission," he added.