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

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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

What are the Effects of Army Training & Employment?

About This Report This report, authored by David Gee for Veterans for Peace UK, draws on veterans’ testimony and around 200 studies from the last half-century to explore the effects of army employment on recruits, particularly their initial training. The studies are mainly the work of military academic research departments in the UK and US,… 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

Addressing Gaps in Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education

Research Paper Title Addressing Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education. Abstract Dr. Lypson and colleagues reported that continuing education workshops, aligned with objectives of the Joining Forces Initiative, can increase knowledge and understanding of veterans’ unique health needs among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and non-VHA employees. However, based on the US House of Representatives Committee… Read More