Rewards: Earned not Given…

I have a philosophy in life that rewards should be earned and not given, and the excerpt below brilliantly exemplifies that philosophy: There is a good story told, of one of Napoleon’s marshals, Lefebvre, the gallant old soldier who became Duke of Danzig. A civilian friend was once envying him his house and decorations and other awards. At… Read More

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Linking Capability & Vision…

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king!” I understand the quote is attributed to Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, or Erasmus of Rotterdam, a 16th-century Dutch Renaissance humanist. He was also a social critic, Catholic priest, teacher and theologian. The quote is an idiom. The basic idea is, if surrounded by people less… Read More

Canadian Armed Forces Values & Standards

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 Values & Standards

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,… Read More

Royal Australian Navy Values & Standards

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… Read More

Australian Army Values & Standards

Australian Army Values The Australian Army’s cultural and ethical foundation is its values and the bonds of trust and respect between each and every individual who joins in service to the Australian nation. Courage, moral and physical, to act in the best interests of the nation and the Army; including the moral strength and professionalism… Read More