leadership ethic - Royal Australian Navy

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THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY LEADERSHIP ETHIC

LEADERSHIP ETHIC

The Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy

LEADERSHIP ETHIC

© Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2010. This work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the Department of Defence. Announcement Statement: May be announced to the public. Secondary Release: May be released to the public. All Defence information, whether classified or not, is protected from unauthorised disclosure under the Crimes Act 1914. Defence information may only be released in accordance with the Defence Security Manual and/or Defence Instruction (General) OPS 13-4- Release of Classified Information to Other Countries as appropriate. Requests and inquiries should be addressed to the Director, Sea Power Centre – Australia. The Royal Australian Navy Leadership Ethic:- 2010 First Edition. Sponsor: Chief of Navy Developer and Publisher: Sea Power Centre – Australia, Royal Australian Navy. National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry ISBN: 978-0-642-29727-3 1. Royal Australian Navy. Military ethics. Military leadership. Military service. Royal Australian Navy. Sea Power Centre – Australia. Design: Defence Publishing Service, DPS: MAY003/10

The Royal Australian Navy

LEADERSHIP ETHIC

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

LEADERSHIP ETHIC

Foreword The Royal Australian Navy (RAN), alongside the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, is tasked to defend Australia and its national interests. Our service is framed by our preparedness to bear personal and collective risk, and by our resolve to apply force wherever and whenever this is necessary. For the Navy to fulfill this mission, it is essential that we are operationally capable, and crucial that we are ethically dependable. The Royal Australian Navy Leadership Ethic is written to challenge the reader to contemplate the ethical obligations of professional service, and presents a way of thinking about leadership, rather than any prescriptive way of leading. Reflecting upon principles which fill leadership with a sense of moral seriousness and public purpose, the publication explores ideas which anchor professional naval service to the fundamental beliefs of human value and dignity. By doing this, The Royal Australian Navy Leadership Ethic initiates an essential professional conversation. The RAN has not previously sought to examine and articulate the ethical principles which inspire professional naval leadership. This publication conveys the sense of the moral resilience which the RAN’s leaders need in order to address the pressing challenges that we face now and in the years ahead. This first iteration of The Royal Australian Navy Leadership Ethic begins the process of examination and discussion of what is required of all members of the RAN to allow us, by the example of our character, to set the highest ethical standards possible. I encourage all readers of this book to engage in this process and embrace this challenge as their own, so that our Navy can continue to achieve its mission and serve Australia with pride.

VICE ADMIRAL Russ Crane, AO, CSM, RAN Chief of Navy 1 June 2010

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Contents Understanding this Publication

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Preface

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Chapter 1 - Leaders of Conscience

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Chapter 2 - Leadership and the Profession of Arms

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Chapter 3 - Leadership and the Royal Australian Navy Values

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Chapter 4 - Leadership and Followership

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Chapter 5 - Leadership and Command

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Chapter 6 - Leadership and Power

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Key Points

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