“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
“How can the ability to lead depend on the ability to follow? You might as well say that the ability to float depends on the ability to sink.” Peter, L.J. and Hull, R. (1949) The Peter Principle.
“A strong leader knows that if he develops his associates he will be even stronger.” James F. Lincoln (1883 to 1965) Lincoln was head of the Lincoln Electric Co. from 1914 until his death. An inventor, Lincoln received 20 patents; his engineering enabled him to make the technological improvements necessary to make arc welding a… Read More
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of blame; a little less than his share of credit.” Arnold H. Glasgow (1905 to 1998) His business was a humour magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn it into their “house organ” to send to their customers. He carried on… Read More
“Much of the coordination, cooperation and tactical efficiency achieved by a unit is a direct result of properly applied leadership techniques.” General Bruce C. Clarke (1901-1988) Bruce Cooper Clarke was a US Army General who served in WW1, WW2 (awarded three Silver Stars) and the Korean War. Graduated from West Point as an engineer in… Read More
“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
“Acquiring the art of leadership is simply a matter of mastering certain techniques, understanding men, and building up those sterling qualities that give effective full expression to your natural talents. The average man can be a good potential leader provided he is willing to work diligently at being one.” Arthur G. Trudeau (1902 to 1911)… Read More