esprit de corps


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esprit de corps

The pride and loyalty that members of a group feel toward the group and its purpose. "Esprit" means "spirt" in French, while "corps" is French for "body" or "group." There's a very strong esprit de corps among the teachers at this school—they're very passionate about education and see each other as family.
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esprit de corps

A sense of unity, pride, or common purpose among the members of a group. The term came directly from French into English in the late eighteenth century and often was misspelled, as by Jane Austen in Mansfield Park (“I honour your esprit du [sic] corps”). It continued to be used because, as Sir Frank Adcock put it, it describes “that typically English characteristic for which there is no English name” (1930). An American equivalent from the sports world is team spirit.
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However, the explicit actions of leaders contribute most to building organizational trust and esprit de corps. Leaders who adhere to the Army Values, Soldier's Creed, and Warrior Ethos provide tangible actions that subordinates can emulate and propagate.
While women are praised for being the "financial backbone" of the church, it is often not recognized that they sacrifice their lives in order to bring something into the church, to enhance the esprit de corps created and to not risk losing their status in their group by having their names removed from the organization.
I believe three factors contribute to esprit de corps: the belief that the organization is different from other units in some favorable respect, that the unit is famous for something and that the unit is effective.
The author clearly regards esprit de corps as the more important of the two.
The approach has helped improve productivity, increase the quality of client service and enhance esprit de corps. Best of all, it has allowed all firm members--from partners to entry-level staff--to play a part in developing the firm's strategic plan and ensuring the firm's future success.
Often, a soul brother can be instrumental in fostering an esprit de corps in the company.
These agencies recognize a legitimate need to require their officers to conform to grooming and weight standards, both from internal esprit de corps and public perception perspectives.
Finally, we believe the proposal threatens to diminish the esprit de corps and commitment to customer service that now distinguish the IRS's Problem Resolution Officers.
I would like to thank Esprit de Corps for publishing my email in full in Vol 26, Issue 1, (Letters to the Editor, February 2019).
Knowlton Award for Intelligence Excellence recipient, a member of the Army's Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame (2012) and the Alabama Military Hall of Honor (2013), and symbolizes the promotion of esprit de corps and professionalism in military intelligence units throughout FORSCOM.
RAWALPINDI -- Chief of army staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif has said that, 'With an enhanced degree of professional ethos, pride and esprit de corps we can meet all challenges effectively and comprehensively.'
The Agency had several burger burns that proved to be outstanding events and raised extra money for the CFC while also enhancing unit esprit de corps.
Even so Maximus restores the esprit de corps of the Roman Legion.
But for this ballet's poetic resonances to register and connect across an evening requires an esprit de corps, a confidence and depth (particularly in the principal ranks), that the dancers assembled for these performances couldn't realistically manage.
This last point is important, because corporate art is a wonderful way to build esprit de corps. It's one important reason why companies become so attached to their collections.