Sense & Self-Restraint…

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the… Read More

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The Creative Leader…

“The creative leader is one who will rewrite doctrine, employ new weapons systems, develop new tactics and who pushes the state of the art.” John O. Marsh, Jr. (1926 to 2019) John Otho Marsh Junior was an American politician and an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. He served as the United… Read More

New Assessment for Commanding Officers

Future commanding officers (CO’s) are being given a helping hand into post with a temperature check on how they are likely to be perceived by their subordinates. They will receive a so-called “180 degree” assessment in which around a dozen troops provide feedback on a leader’s attributes. The CO’s will also be interviewed and given… Read More

Real Leader…

“To get the best out of your men, they must feel that you are their real leader and must know that they can depend upon you.” John Pershing (1860 to 1948) John J. Pershing, in full John Joseph Pershing, byname Black Jack, was a US Army general who commanded the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in… Read More

Leadership is Key…

“Soldiers do what they are told to do. It’s leadership that’s the key. Young men and women join the Army; if they’re with competent, confident, capable leaders they turn into good soldiers.” Robert E. Hall (1947 to Present) Robert E. Hall is a retired United States Army soldier who served as the eleventh Sergeant Major… Read More

A Few Halfpence…

“A man does not have himself killed for a few halfpence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify the man.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France… Read More