Have You…

“Are you a good leader? Are you worthy to lead men? Have you considered what war may require of you? Have you confidence in your men? Have your men faith in you?‐‐are some of the questions you must ask yourselves, and until you can answer them in the affirmative you cannot claim to be a… Read More

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I Presuppose…

“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 are:‐‐(1)… Read More

Position to Receive…

“”A present ungraciously given is ungraciously received; an order badly given is badly executed.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”] “The crisp, calculated, and forceful way of giving an order should produce a forceful way of executing it.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”]In giving an order we should first consider the object; secondly, calculate the means; for it is worse… Read More

Holding Prestige…

“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.’” Captain J.F.C. Fuller (1878 to 1966), from ‘L’Ame du Soldat,’ quoted in Captain J.F.C. Fuller, Training Soldiers for War, 1914 Major General John Frederick Charles ‘Boney’ Fuller, CB, CBE,… Read More