Knowing & Willing…

Knowing is not enough; you must apply. Willing is not enough, you must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 to 1832), German Poet. Advertisements

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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

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