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Define Followership

The capacity or willingness to follow a leader


Name the 5 types of followership and the preferred type the RAF would like you to be.

1) protestor - pessimist, un-cooperative, undermining, saboteur, moans out loud, breaks moral.

2) passenger - along for the ride, co-ops but doesn’t buy in, not constructive or interested.

3) prisoner - not interested or there by choice, on compulsory course.

4) participant - enthusiastic, positive attitude, supports the task, buys in, enjoys a challenge, assists leader.

5) pleaser - limited motivation, selfish, show boating, no moral courage.



Define leadership

The projection of personality and character to inspire people to achieve the desired outcome.

Oxford: the action of leading a group of people of an organisation, or the ability to do this.


Name the 9 attributes of an RAF leader

1) warfighter/courageous
2) emotional intelligence
3) willing to take risks
4) flexible and responsive
5) able to handle ambiguity
6) mentally agile and physically robust
7) politically and globally astute
8) air power minded
9) technologically competent


Mission command may be summed up as knowing your ___ in the ___’s plan and being empowered to __.

Name the three doctrines of mission command.

Place, commander’s, Act

1) timely decision making
2) importance of understanding a superior commander’s intent
3) clear responsibility to fulfil that intent


Mission command: your role

Understand the commander’s ___.

Ensure you have sufficient ___ to carry out the task.

Ensure you take responsibility for your ___ required to complete the task.

Decide upon the best ___ of action to complete the task.






Do not be afraid to ___ problems or any failure.

Ensure you apply ___ to support the task fully.