Name: Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon
Posting: Commander of his own Aragon army
Battle report: In the recent battle, Don Pedro led his men with great success. There were very few casualties and none of the high-ranking officers were lost so the battle can be said to have been an outstanding example of leadership. Part of Don Pedro’s great success as a leader is his ability to get on with the soldiers in his army. He understands the needs of his soldiers and knows about their characters, interests and plans. Don Pedro has shown he is able to join in with his men’s humour and jokes and he enjoys making fun of people. One example is the way he joins in with other officers who make fun of Benedick for saying that he will never fall in love. Don Pedro is also willing to take part in practical jokes to make something happen.
Concerns: One major problem that Don Pedro has as a leader is his half-sister Donna Joan. Don Pedro always seems to make allowances for his illegitimate sister. This can lead to problems as Donna Joan is a difficult person whose behaviour can be very bad. In the recent battle Donna Joan was seen to have defected to fight for the enemy but, instead of punishing his half-sister, Don Pedro allowed her to re-join the Aragon army. This is a serious weakness as Donna Joan has, by his recent defection, proved that he cannot be fully trusted.
Recommendations: Don Pedro should not allow himself to forgive his half-sister if she commits any more crimes.