in the days of Waterloo had a relatively easy job. They gave an order and it
was either obeyed, or the person who failed to obey it was flayed alive. Dead
simple really. Nowadays we have to pull off a very difficult trick. On the one
hand, we have to train people to think for themselves and to act on their own
initiative in the common good, and on the other, we must be ready to obey
orders from above and to answer those orders explicitly and immediately."
Army’s head of HR, Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin, talks to Personnel
Today about the challenges facing the British Army in a modern age.