Spoilt Children…

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind‐hearted but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of… Read More

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Exposed Monument…

“And remember that an honest leader leaves numerous living monuments in the form of leaders he has helped to develop and guide, who in part at least, reflect the guidance and man management to which they have been exposed.” Colonel J.A. Dextraze (1919 and 1993) Jacques Alfred Dextraze CC, CMM, CBE, DSO & Bar, KStJ,… Read More

External Impetus…

“Shrewd critics have assigned military success to all manner of things – tactics, shape of frontiers, speed, happily placed rivers, mountains or woods, intellectual ability, or the use of artillery. All in a measure true, but none vital. The secret lies in the inspiring spirit which lifted weary, footsore men out of themselves with an… Read More

Unusual Degree…

“Leadership, if the word has any meaning at all, is a characteristic which inheres in individuals who have energy, faith, and ability in unusual degree.” Henry M. Writson (1889 to 1978) Henry Merritt Wriston was an American educator, presidential advisor, and served as president at both Brown University and Lawrence University. He served as President… Read More