“Leadership presupposes two things:– A leader, and men capable of being led. A stag cannot lead an army of lions; a lion cannot persuade an army of stags to follow. What then is required? A lion leading lions. In other words, the qualities of leader and led are very similar. The chief of these qualities… Read More
“In such times as these, the Army must be well trained, well equipped and well led by men of courage and of vision if it is to provide security of the quality and degree which the situation required.” General Maxwell D. Taylor (1901 to 1987) Maxwell Davenport Taylor was a US Army officer who became… Read More
“Great military leaders have always possessed undaunted courage. History abounds with stories of leaders who have dared to do those things which their opponents never would dream they would.” General Alexander M. Patch (1889 to 1945) Alexander McCarrell Patch was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World… Read More
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” John Quincy Adams (1767 to 1848) John Quincy Adams, byname Old Man Eloquent, was the sixth president of the United States (1825-29) and eldest son of President John Adams. In his pre-presidential years he was one of America’s greatest… Read More
“War is fear soaked in courage.” Unknown
“If you wish to feign confusion in order to lure the enemy on, you must first have perfect discipline; if you wish to display timidity in order to entrap the enemy, you must have extreme courage; if you wish to parade your weakness in order to make the enemy over-confident, you must have exceeding strength.”… Read More
“…courage does not render a man immune to injury…” (Scarrow, 2016, p.329). Reference Scarrow, S. (2016) Invictus. London: Headline Publishing Group.