Aiming at Victory…

“You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874 to 1965) Conservative Prime Minister twice: from 1940 to 1945… Read More

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Never…

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874 to 1965) Conservative Prime Minister twice: from 1940 to 1945… Read More

Utilising Subjective Methodologies in the Development of Scientifically Defensible Physical Employment Standards

Research Paper Title The application of subjective job task analysis techniques in physically demanding occupations: evidence for the presence of self-serving bias. Background The aim of this study was to determine if perceptions of physically demanding job tasks are biased by employee demographics and employment profile characteristics including: Age; Sex; Experience; Length of tenure; Rank;… Read More

Military Strategy & Tactics Minus Brains…

“Both sides, indeed, successively provided an object lesson in the cost and futility of the “direct approach” – the offensive spirit unguided by subtlety of mind.” ” (Rommel, 1953, p.307). Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel (the Desert Fox), World War I junior officer and World War II General, considered a brilliant military commander; adored by his troops and… Read More

Military Commanders: Building a Legend or Sitting in HQ?

“There are always moments when the commander’s place is not back with his staff but up with the troops. It is sheer nonsense to say that maintenance of the men’s morale is the job of the battalion commander alone. The higher the rank, the greater the effect of the example. The men tend to feel no kind of… Read More