“Genghis Khan said of one of his officers – ‘No man is more valiant, no man has rarer gifts, but as the longest marches do not tire him, as he feels neither hunger nor thirst, he believes that his soldiers do not suffer from such things. That is why he is not fitted for high command. A general should think of hunger and thirst, as he may understand the suffering of those under him, and he should husband the strength of his men and beasts.’”
Wing Commander S.G. Tackaberry RCAF. (1937) Leadership and Morale. Canadian Defence Quarterly. XV(1), October 1937.