Hey y'all I've just returned from the Junior Officers Leadership Programme seminars, and my co-internees and I find ourselves with really contrasting opinions on the material that's eschewed by the ETS Instructors. There's some good stuff in there, I'm sure, such as the value of PDRs, and reminders about aspects of leadership, psych-contract, and small points picked up from eachother. HOWEVER, it seem's that the whole package is wrapped and presented in so much civvy-softy-fluffy-RAFesque-airy-fairy attitude and approach that I can't help but think that it will be wholly slated by almost everyone, and the good bits (some of which I've definitley missed out on) fall by the wayside. Somebody please help to restore the hard edge of reality to a career development path that offers so much promise and by the same measure has the potential to push us even further from being good, pragmatic and effective leaders/managers/commanders. Doing tick sheets answering questions about allowing "work line subordinates" (aka Tpr Suchlike) to chair and manage team meetings, set against the reality of being regularly mortared/rpg'ed and clearing up the remains of children's bodies after a VBIED attack - it's not really cricket is it? Does any body agree/disagree?