Leadership & Stewardship…

“The success or failure of a group is determined by the stewardship of its leader…” (The Economist, 2018, p.21). Reference The Economist. (2018) Public Opinion: Focus, Please. The Economist. 25 August 2018, pp.21. Advertisements Advertisements


Potatoes & Staff Officers…

“Without a staff, an army could not peel a potato.” Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett (21 March 1857 to 30 December 1935) A US Army General with 42 years of service spanning the period from the Indian campaigns to World War I.

Linking the Will to Prepare & the Will to Win

The Quotes “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital!” Attributed to Joe Paterno. “The Will to Prepare Is as Important as the Will to Win” Patrick Allan (2015) quoting Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K). “The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to… Read More

Friction of War: Friendly Relations & Comradeship

“Friendly relations contribute a lot to diminish the friction of war. Comradeship is the oil in the machine.” Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart (1895 to 1970) Commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and military theorist.

I Dunno…

“When you don’t know what to do, do what you know!” Unknown Another perspective… “He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.” Chinese Proverb Reference Unknown

Exploiting Success: Time to Relax?

“One thing particularly evident had been the tendency of certain commanders to permit themselves unnecessary delays for refuelling and restocking with ammunition, or for a leisurely overhaul of their vehicles, even when an immediate attack offered prospects of success. The sole criterion for a commander in carrying out a given operation must be the time… Read More