‘The Unofficial Staff Officer Guide Book’ by Squadron Leader Claire Pearson contains a collection of handy tips and advice to assist anyone appointed into a staff role. This booklet complements doctrine by bringing together useful insights and recommendations from officers who have fulfilled military staff roles.
The guide book contains a number of interesting topics such as: tips on presentations, communicating through email, preparing staff briefs, organisational skills, planning & running meetings, and the qualities of a staff officer. There is also a section to assist those appointed as Military Advisors.
Although primarily compiled for those fulfilling staff roles, much of the information in this booklet is relevant and useful for anyone serving in the Australian Defence Force.