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Persistence or Talent vs Persistence & Talent…

“In the course of achieving anything, nothing is more important than persistence.” Many will tell you that persistence or determination is more important than talent. However, without some talent (latent or trained), one will find it difficult to achieve an objective with persistence alone. For example, I don’t have the talent to run 10,000 metres… Read More

Training & Response versus Stress & Dumb

“No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. “The question really is who gets dumb faster.” The armed forces of countries around the world spend countless hours training their personnel, repeating drills until they become ‘second nature’. Paraphrasing, the military saying is “a soldier will revert… Read More

Mindsets: Progress versus Change…

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their mindscannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 to 1950, an Irish playwright, film and theatre critic, and polemicist). He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Reference The Nobel Foundation (1925) George Bernard Shaw. Available  from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 24 July, 2016].

Combat Effectiveness: Leadership & Troop Quality

Research Paper Title Soldier Capability – Army Combat Effectiveness (SCACE): Volume III, Historical Combat Data and Analysis. Abstract This study included: A survey of historical literature related to troop quality and capability; A survey of psychological literature dealing with the relationship of individual aptitude to group performance, with special attention to the group performance of low-aptitude individuals; A… Read More

Military Tradition vs Evolution…

“‘The younger men, in opposition to the older, believed that there was no time to be lost; the representatives of tradition wanted, and so far as they were able to do insisted, on a slow and gradual evolution.” (Guderian, 1990, 459). Heinz Guderian, a World War I junior officer and World War II General. Creator, trainer… Read More