Type of Discipline…

“It ought now to be obvious that the best type of discipline will evolve from the following circumstances: (1) When the leader knows the individuals who make up his group. (2) When the individuals who make up the group know the leader. (3) When the leader identifies himself with the group in every possible way.… Read More

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Expected & Required…

“An officer is expected and required to present a smart appearance, and to maintain his clothing and equipment in a clean, neat, and serviceable condition. He must conform strictly to regulations, so that he may establish the standard for the enlisted men of his organization. His carriage should be upright, and he should show life… Read More

Prestige Discipline…

“‘Prestige is the basis of discipline, ‘for we shall not lead our men by force or by fear, but solely by the prestige which we hold.’” J.F.C. Fuller (1878 to 1966), Training Soldiers for War, 1914 Major General John Frederick Charles ‘Boney’ Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO was a senior British Army officer, military historian, and… Read More

Humanity & Iron Discipline…

“If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive; and unless submissive, they will be practically useless. If, when the soldiers have become attached to you, punishments are not enforced, they will still be useless. Therefore soldiers must be treated in the first instance with humanity, but kept… Read More

Qualities, Training, & Experience…

“Everyone recognizes that the priceless qualities of leadership are not possessed by everyone. In the best leaders, certain fundamental qualities such as competence, clear-thinking, self-discipline, impartiality, and decisiveness are apparent. These characteristics give a leader an ability to inspire confidence in his subordinates. It takes these qualities, plus training and experience, to develop good leadership.… Read More

Do You Have Motivation or Discipline?

Introduction Every January many of us will make a New Year’s resolution, with the aim of losing weight or getting fit being one of them for many. However, by February, many resolutions will fall by the wayside and fail – with many gyms experiencing a decrease in traffic after the first and second months of… Read More

Three Essentials…

“Our success over our enemies will depend upon the degree of development of certain essentials of military personnel: 1. Skillful and resolute leadership. 2. A high morale. 3. Well organized and disciplined troops. If we have the first of these three we are bound to have the last two.” General Alexander M. Patch (1889 to… Read More