Teamwork: Motivation Losses & Gains in Groups

1.0 What is Motivation? Motivation is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way. The word motivation is derived from the word ‘motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individual. Motivation should be perceived as a dynamic and multidimensional process; it is the process of stimulating people to… Read More

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Team Games & Warfare: Is There An Evolutionary Link?

“Team sports have long been known to bring out our tribal instincts. But did they first emerge to train us for warfare? That’s the hypothesis of Michelle Scalise Sugiyama at the University of Oregon. She scoured the ethnographic record for information about the physical strategies used by traditional societies during their typical battles, such as… Read More

Leadership & Stewardship…

“The success or failure of a group is determined by the stewardship of its leader…” (The Economist, 2018, p.21). Reference The Economist. (2018) Public Opinion: Focus, Please. The Economist. 25 August 2018, pp.21.

Leadership, Inspiration & Uncommon Goals…

“Leadership is the art of inspiring people to enthusiastically take action toward the achievement of uncommon goals.” Colonel John R. Boyd (1927-1997) A United States Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant of the late 20th century, whose theories have been highly influential in the military, sports, business, and litigation. Boyd inspired the Lightweight Fighter… Read More

A Unique Case? Group Behaviour in the Military

Research Paper Title Group behavior in the military may provide a unique case. Abstract The optimal functioning of male coalitionary behaviour in a military context may run contrary to some of the arguments about the importance of individual differentiation in Baumeister et al. Incentives become institutionally inverted within military contexts. Because the history of combat… Read More

Does Group Behaviour in the Military Provide a Unique Case?

Research Paper Title Group behavior in the military may provide a unique case. Abstract The optimal functioning of male coalitionary behavior in a military context may run contrary to some of the arguments about the importance of individual differentiation in Baumeister et al (2016). Incentives become institutionally inverted within military contexts. Because the history of… Read More

Command & Control (C2) and Team Leadership Values

Abstract The application of values in defining team leadership is helping to determine the required interpersonal abilities, skills and behaviours of future leaders. These reasons have led researchers to study the group dynamics of work teams and to further investigate the building blocks that would help to sustain effective work teams. This paper examines the concept of team leadership values, and… Read More