“A commander should have a profound understanding of human nature, the knack of smoothing out troubles, the power of winning aﬀection while communicating energy, and the capacity for ruthless determination where require[d] by circumstances. He needs to generate an electrifying current, and to keep a cool head in applying it.” Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart… Read More
“Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” Marcus Aurelius (121 to 180 CE) Marcus Aurelius, in full Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, original name (until 161 CE) Marcus Annius Verus, was Roman Emperor (161-180 CE), best known for his Meditations on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius has symbolised for many generations… Read More
“The relationship between officers and men should in no sense be that of superior and inferior, nor that of master and servant, but rather that of teacher and scholar. In fact, it should partake of the nature of the relationship between father and son, to the extent that oﬃcers, especially commanding officers, are responsible for… Read More
“There are three types of leaders: those who make things happen, those that watch things happen; and those who wonder what happened.” Anonymous
“Rank is only given you in the Army to enable you to better serve those below you and those above you. Rank is not given for you to exercise your idiosyncrasies.” Bruce C. Clarke (1901 to 1988) US Army General who served in WW1, WW2 (awarded three Silver Stars) and the Korean War. Graduated from… Read More
“Leadership is that mixture of example, persuasion and compulsion which makes men do what you want them to do. I would say that it is a projection of personality. It is the most personal thing in the world, because it is just plain you.” Field Marshal Sir William Slim (1891 to 1970) William Slim, 1st… Read More
“Under good leadership a group is greater than the sum total of its members; and under bad leadership it is less.” Norman Copeland (1942) Psychology and the Soldier: The Art of Leadership. Pennsylvania: The Military Service Publishing Company.