Military Officers: Confidence, Competence, Arrogance & Judgement


“Perhaps he had exceeded the measure of confidence that was innate to his nature. That was what ultimately separated the lesser officers from the best, Cato had come to learn. Confidence was the source of competence. Arrogance might also help a man, but it was a brittle quality and founded on delusion rather than good judgement and therefore dangerous.” (Scarrow, 2014, p.227).

Scarrow, S. (2014) Brothers in Blood. New York, NY: The Overlook Press.

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