Loyalty: Well vs Misfortune…

“There is nothing remarkable about being loyal when things are going well; what is remembered and remembered for ever is when people stand by their friends in their times of misfortune.” (Xenophon, 1978, p.230). Xenophon was a Greek historian and philosopher whose numerous surviving works are valuable for their depiction of late Classical Greece. His… Read More

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Strategies to Hire, Build & Retain Your (Fitness) Team

As a manager or owner of a fitness business, it is important to have a qualified, competent, and knowledgeable team to ensure your gym or club operates smoothly. However, when it comes to putting together a team, it is important to objectively assess who has what it takes and who does not. Here are seven… Read More

Loyalty: Bottom-up & Top-down

“There’s a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George… Read More

The Qualities of Officers…

“An officer should have the following qualities: great powers of endurance so that in spite of any hardship he sets an example to his men … he must be able to mix easily with the people … he must study tactics … The most important natural quality is that of complete loyalty.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893… Read More

Allegiance and Ground…

In most forms of unconventional war, the objective is the allegiance of the people around whom, and presumably on whose behalf,  the conflict is taking place. The occupation of some specific bit of ground is secondary, if it matters at all. Thomas K. Adams (US Special Forces Operations in Action: The Challenge of Unconventional Warfare,… Read More

SMEs: Training & Employee Retention

Research Paper Title Investigating the Impact of Training Influence on Employee Retention in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Regression-type Classification and Ranking Believe Simplex Analysis on Sparse Data. Abstract This study investigates the impact of available training alternatives (TAs) on employee retention in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A noticeable problem with this research issue is… Read More

Article: The British Army, The Led & Leadership

A very good extract spoken by Corporal Doug Proctor in an article written by Sydney Jary MC. “During my six years army service I knew many Officers – some good – some bad. The most obvious difference between them was not in their tactical awareness as one might expect, but in the relationships they had… Read More