Does Disliking your Boss affect your Work Performance?

Research suggests that when people get along with their leader, they: Are more motivated; Perform better, and Are more likely to go the extra mile. When they do not, bad things can happen. However, viewing the boss-employee dynamic as purely positive or purely negative creates a false dichotomy; it is often mixed. In three studies… Read More

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War & Communication…

“The secret of war lies in the communications.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He revolutionised military… Read More

Operations: Linking Harmony, Communications, Trust & Experience

“Harmony in operations is created by the bonds of implicit communications and trust that evolve as a consequence of the similar mental images or impressions each individual creates and commits to memory by repeatedly sharing the same variety of experience in the same ways.” Colonel John R. Boyd (1927-1997) A United States Air Force fighter… Read More

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: great collaboration; increased employee engagement; and (lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More

Information Warfare: Now & 20 Years Ago

Research Paper Title Information Warfare: Combating the Threat in the 21st Century. Abstract As we approach the dawn of the 21st century, success of our national security strategy will depend greatly on our ability to combat the Information Warfare (IW) threat. Old paradigms regarding conventional warfare must change to incorporate this new form of warfare. Our nation’s… Read More

Training Transfer & Motivation to Learn: Supervisor’s have a Supporting Role

Research Paper Title Supervisor’s Role as an Antecedent of Training Transfer and Motivation to Learn in Training Programmes. Background Training and development programme literature highlights two major characteristics of a supervisor’s role: support and communication. The ability of supervisors to provide adequate support and practice good communication style in relation to training programmes may lead to… Read More

ADF: Usability of a Battle Management System Under Simulated Vehicular Motion

Research Paper Title Usability of a Battle Management System Under Simulated Vehicular Motion. Executive Summary Previous research has found that motion has an adverse effect on people’s cognitive and psychomotor abilities. This has implications for military personnel operating computer based equipment in military vehicles. This report covers an experiment into the usability of a Battle… Read More