Reluctant Wants…

“There are no reluctant leaders. A real leader must really want the job.” Lieutenant General Ira C. Baker (Retired) (1896-1987) He commanded the US 8th Army Air Force and later the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces during World War II. Near war’s end, he served at the Pentagon as Deputy Commanding General of the Army Air… Read More

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Capabilities Stretched…

“Only by full use of your imagination and your initiative will you ever know your own capabilities as a leader. You will never know your capability until you stretch yourself, or are stretched beyond what you think you can do or should do.” Arthur G. Trudeau (1902 to 1911) Arthur Gilbert Trudeau was a Lieutenant… Read More

Art of Directing…

“Leadership is one of the oldest and most distinctive arts in the profession of arms; in its simplest definition, it is the art of directing the actions of others.” Arthur G. Trudeau (1902 to 1911) Arthur Gilbert Trudeau was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He is best known for his command of… Read More

Being Surrounded…

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us … they can’t get away this time.” General Lewis B. Puller (1898 to 1971) Lewis Burwell ‘Chesty’ Puller was a Lieutenant General in the US Marine Corps who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a… Read More