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

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7 (Quick) Tips for Creating a Winning Culture in Your Fitness Business

A culture, in simple terms, is a way of life of a group of people – it is the behaviours, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept – generally without thinking about them. Typically, culture is passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next. When it comes to your fitness business,… Read More

Stupid & Vengeful…

“War makes the victor stupid and the vanquished vengeful.” Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 to 1900) Nietzsche was a German classical scholar, philosopher, and critic of culture, who became one of the most influential of all modern thinkers. His attempts to unmask the motives that underlie traditional Western religion, morality, and philosophy deeply affected generations of theologians,… Read More

The Construction of Collective Identify in the British Army’s Parachute Regiment

Dissertation Title The Construction of Collective Identify in the British Parachute Regiment: A Storytelling Approach. Abstract The aim of this thesis is to illustrate how stories and extracts from stories can be used to investigate issues centred on organisational identity in the British Parachute Regiment, the `tribe’ at the centre of this research. This thesis employs a… Read More

British Army Sexual Harassment Report 2018

Following on from the 2015 Sexual Harassment Survey, the Army undertook to repeat the survey in 2018 to assess improvements in Army culture and behaviours. The 2018 report published today on the gov.uk website reflects an Army more alive to and less tolerant of sexualised behaviours, but it remains prevalent. The report indicates a positive… Read More

Discussing Physical Culture in the Evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920

Research Paper Title “The army isn’t all work”: Physical culture in the evolution of the British army, 1860-1920. Abstract Between the Crimean War and the end of WWI the British Army underwent a dramatic change from being an anachronistic and frequently ineffective organisation to being perhaps the most professional and highly trained army in the world. British… Read More

Linking Recruit Training & Civic Education

Research Paper Title Does U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Constitute a Type of Civic Education? Abstract In what respects can military basic training affect veterans’ civic identities? According to a 2015 report published by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), military service positively affects civic health. While social scientists have also noted this possible connection,… Read More