What is Initiative Fatigue?

Initiative fatigue occurs when leaders jump too quickly from one improvement fad to another. This is because embarking on a new project is often more exciting than staying the course. However, this does not necessarily deliver the best long-term results. It is, generally, easier to start something, whether it is weight loss, going to the… Read More

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What is Collaborative Overload?

Research suggests that most managers now spend 85% or more of their work time on e-mail, in meetings, and on the phone, and the demand for such activities has jumped by 50% over the past decade. Companies benefit from greater collaboration through, for example, faster innovation and more-seamless client service. However, along with all this… Read More

Workplace Respect: Owed vs Earned

“A respectful workplace brings enormous benefits to organizations, but efforts to provide one often fall short. That’s partly because leaders have an incomplete understanding of respect.” (Rogers, 2018, p.64). Research by Rogers (2018) suggests that employees value two distinct types of respect: Owed respect: Is accorded equally to all members of a work group or… Read More

Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?

The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Values & Leadership Principles

Canadian Armed Forces Principles and Values The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), consisting of the Canadian Army (CA), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), have a shared code of values and ethics. Principles: Respect the Dignity of All Persons. Serve Canada before Self. Obey and Support Lawful Authority. Values: Integrity: Serve the… Read More

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Values

The RAAF values provide the expectations and standards that all RAAF personnel are expected to display every day. Respect: Air Force People always respect the rights of others. Our people are just and inclusive. We recognise diversity is essential to improve our capability. Excellence: Air Force People demonstrate professionalism, mastery and continuous improvement in everything… Read More

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Values

Honour: Honour is the fundamental value on which the Navy’s and each person’s reputation depends. To demonstrate honour demands honesty, courage, integrity and loyalty and to consistently behave in a way that is becoming and worthwhile. Honesty: Honesty is always being truthful, knowing and doing what is right for the Navy and ourselves. Courage: Courage… Read More