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ADF Recruitment Tips

#1 Motivation You need to be able to articulate the reasons why you want to serve in the Australian Defence Force right from the start of your journey. Perhaps your reasons are something like this: I feel compelled to serve my nation. I’m seeking a sense of adventure, and I want to challenge myself. I come from a family where the military has been a big part of our lives.

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The ADF Recruitment Process: A Guide

The ADF recruitment process is specifically designed to make sure you have the qualities needed by the ADF and, at the same time, also helping you realise what role is most suitable for you in the Army, Navy or Air Force. In this article, we outline the basics of the ADF recruiting process. Having Objectives Being recruited by the ADF is not like any other recruitment. You’re not signing up

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Running 10km for 10 Days is the Ultimate Mental Toughness Reboot

On the first day of 2020, I went for a run. Not because I wanted to, but out of necessity. I had consumed a few drinks the night prior, at a New Years celebration, and had wisely left the car at the venue. As you can imagine, the run wasn’t particularly easy; I was hungover, it was breezy and there were a few inclines along the 10km route that make

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The Inaugural WarriorU Live Podcast

The first-ever WarriorU live Podcast event was successfully held at the Sir Stamford, Sydney, on Friday the 6th of December, and what an incredible night it was. Bram Connolly DSM delivered a keynote address “How to Build Resilient Teams”, followed in quick succession by ex-SASR Operator and professional Cyclist Andrew Williams with his enlightening talk “How to Truly Define your Purpose.” As if that wasn’t enough, the lads were joined

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Five leadership tips for combat and parenting

By way of introduction, my name is Major Bram Connolly. For fifteen of my twenty-year military career, I worked at the tip of the spear in Special Forces as a leader. I commanded the finest young men on reconnaissance and combat missions across multiple operational theatres including Afghanistan. These men were hand-picked, specially selected and specially trained at great expense. Most of the tasks we conducted were long-range vehicle patrols,

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The Leaders Line

Imagine this, you are the expedition leader to summit Mt Everest. The weather is closing in fast and you and your party had planned to have the climb completed two hours prior. One person is showing the first signs of altitude sickness and your team have just run out of oxygen bottles. There are seventy feet left to climb. It seems simple on the face of it; stop here and

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Triage Stimulus

We are surrounded by stimulus. Some of the stimulus is important and some of its just white noise distracting us from our mission. Some of the stimulus we bring on ourselves, while most of it is a natural reaction to the environment that we are operating in. Early on as a platoon commander in Afghanistan, I was often overwhelmed by stimulus. I had a radio handset on my body armour

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Six rules to balance the seesaw of leadership

Bottom Line Up front: Think of leadership like this – You are tentatively balanced on a seesaw. One foot on the left and one foot on the right. If there is too much weight or effort exerted on either side, then it’s no longer leadership – it’s a bad character trait. The left of the seesaw is arrogance, narcissism and bullying. The right of the seesaw is modesty, altruism and

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ADF Recruitment Tips

#1 Motivation You need to be able to articulate the reasons why you want to serve in the Australian Defence Force right from the start of your journey. Perhaps your reasons are something like this: I feel compelled to serve

[...]

The ADF Recruitment Process: A Guide

The ADF recruitment process is specifically designed to make sure you have the qualities needed by the ADF and, at the same time, also helping you realise what role is most suitable for you in the Army, Navy or Air

[...]

The Inaugural WarriorU Live Podcast

The first-ever WarriorU live Podcast event was successfully held at the Sir Stamford, Sydney, on Friday the 6th of December, and what an incredible night it was. Bram Connolly DSM delivered a keynote address “How to Build Resilient Teams”, followed

[...]

Five leadership tips for combat and parenting

By way of introduction, my name is Major Bram Connolly. For fifteen of my twenty-year military career, I worked at the tip of the spear in Special Forces as a leader. I commanded the finest young men on reconnaissance and

[...]

The Leaders Line

Imagine this, you are the expedition leader to summit Mt Everest. The weather is closing in fast and you and your party had planned to have the climb completed two hours prior. One person is showing the first signs of

[...]

Triage Stimulus

We are surrounded by stimulus. Some of the stimulus is important and some of its just white noise distracting us from our mission. Some of the stimulus we bring on ourselves, while most of it is a natural reaction to

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