10 Leadership Lessons From One of Britain's Greatest Soldiers

posted Jan 19, 2017, 8:02 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 8:04 AM ]

The general who commanded Britain’s “Forgotten Army” in Burma was a kickass leader.

Field Marshal William Slim, who commanded a British field army in Burma during the Second World War, may not be one of Britain’s most famous warriors, but he was arguably on of its most effective. Slim turned a badly mauled British army into a formidable fighting machine, and routed a much larger Japanese army, marching victoriously into the port of Rangoon in 1945. Even more impressive is that slims army operated on a shoestring budget, Burma was the least of Britain’s concerns during the war.