I am probably a relic from a bygone age in that many of my values were formed then and haven't changed. When I was young a man's word and his handshake was a legally binding agreement until the paperwork was signed, and you never broke that agreement because if you did you would ruin your reputation, and like today, your reputation is everything. I still open doors for females, and step aside for a women to go first, and although I have over 40 years military service behind me I would still never swear in front of a female. I served in one of Britain's most elite army regiments, the Parachute Regiment, then I left and came to the Australian Army and after nearly 25 years ended my service with Diplomas in Human Movement and Human Resource Management, having been awarded the Chief of the Defence Force Commendation and one of Australia's highest awards, the Order of Australia, the only Australian servicemen to get both. Having left military life I began work with the Australian Mines Rescue Service teaching leadership skills. The one thing I found as I travelled around was the self created problems businesses had between management and the workforce. The vast majority of these problems arose because few businesses had good team leaders, leaders who understood the type of relationship needed between a team leader and the team. And nothing is ever done to solve the problems, it's a self perpetuating syndrome. I eventually retired in 1998 completely frustrated at not being able to do anything to solve the matter in any meaningful way. So now I potter around in my succulent garden and attempt to write books. One of which, - 'Paras - Voices of the British Airborne Forces In The Second World War' is still selling on the net. My last book: 'The Gargantuan Book on team building and leadership using quotable quotes' is my tilt at windmills like that ancient character Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. In my spare time I like to fly very expensive drones and crash them. That's why they are SOOOOO expensive.
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The 'Gargantuan' Book on Team Building and Leadership Using Quotable Quotes
by Roger Payne
Published: October 17, 2017
The 'Gargantuan' book of quotable quotes on team building and leadership is the 'Ultimate' book on leadership skills, only it uses quotable quotes, over 3680 of them in 80 quote bites to teach you what you'd probably missed in other run of the mill leadership books. It is interesting, covers every aspect of team leadership, is simple to follow, and easy to read.
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