This course introduces the 'why', 'what' and 'how' of professional military reading. The course outlines why professional reading is important to your career development and gives valuable pointers to help you get the most from the time you invest in reading. The course also provides guidance on what to read; not only some key texts recommended by your peers globally, but also valuable online journals, magazines and blogs that are worthy of your attention. The course finishes by introducing the 'Army Professional Reading Programme' (APRP) and its key features, and provides an introduction to ten books from the past that still provide valuable instruction and entertainment to military audiences to this day. Enjoy!
This lecture outlines the key benefits of lifelong professional reading.
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This lecture introduces the features of the NZAPRP and sets four key challenges to help you get started.
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This final lecture highlights ten texts from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century that still have valuable lessons for our professional development.
We have chosen the texts for their readability and relevance for a modern audience, and their ready availability in copyright-free online editions and in print.
Part One seeks to help you understand the context and relevance of five military texts from the pre-industrial era and note some choice quotes from them.
Part Two seeks to help you understand the context and relevance of five military texts from the Industrial era and note some choice quotes from them.
Emmet has a broad background in business, government and academia. Emmet is a company director and consultant in the professional development space, and manages government-to-government knowledge partnerships projects in South East Asia and the Arabian Gulf.
Emmet's business background is in media, retail and education, and his academic interests are in leadership, vocational education, strategy and military studies.