Whitepaper: Battlefield to Boardroom

|Whitepaper: Battlefield to Boardroom

Battlefield to the Boardroom

Author: Colonel Stuart Tootal DSO OBE BA MA MPhil (Cantab)

battlefieldPrior to becoming an MD in a large corporation, Stuart Tootal was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his ‘outstanding leadership’ in commanding the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) in Afghanistan in 2006. His experiences as a soldier and senior executive have convinced him that there is much the commercial sector can learn from the military approach to leadership.

In this whitepaper, Stuart discusses the leadership lessons learned on the battlefield, concerning the principles and functionality of thought leadership, combined with military’s approach to planning, decision making and its strong value system of ethics, collaboration, accountability and responsibility.

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