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Officer cadets on parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, c1950
Major General Paul Nanson will draw from his recent book to look at the simple life lessons taught to officer cadets and how they can apply to life’s everyday battles.

Since 1812, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has prepared young leaders for service as officers in the British Army. The leadership training they receive is transformative.

In this talk, Major General Nanson will detail the importance of the lessons that are taught in preparation for leading troops to battle. He will explore how these can help improve decision making, crisis management and leadership, all applicable for the boardroom of today. 

Major General Paul Nanson CB CBE is a British Army officer who serves as Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and General Officer Commanding Recruiting and Initial Training Command.

During his 30-year career in the British Army, he has served on operations in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In his tenure at Sandhurst, he established the Centre for Army Leadership.

This event is an 'Audience with the Author' talk, a members-only series of talks by authors leading in their field. 

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