“A leader is a man who had the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.” Harry S. Truman (1884 to 1972) Harry S. Truman became the 33rd President of the United States of America upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as Vice President.… Read More
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II.… Read More
“A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional pride… Read More
“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.
“Ten good soldiers, wisely led, will be a hundred without a head.” Charles Henry Parkhurst (1842 to 1933) An American clergyman and social reformer, born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Although scholarly and reserved, he preached two sermons in 1892 in which he attacked the political corruption of the New York City government and was, for many… Read More
“Men have died in torture chambers, on the stake, in concentration camps, in front of firing squads, rather than renounce their convictions. The appeaser renounces his under the pressure of a frown on a vacant face.” Ayn Rand (1905 to 1982) Ayn Rand, original name Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum, was a Russian-born American writer whose commercially… Read More
“Officers can never act with confidence until they are masters of their profession.” Major General Henry Knox (25 July 1750 to 25 October 1806) Continental Army, and later US Army, officer who also served as the first US Secretary of War from 1789 to 1794.