Moral Qualities…

“The most solid moral qualities melt away under the effect of modern arms.” Unknown Advertisements Advertisements

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Moral & Physical…

“The moral is to the physical as three to one.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 121) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He… Read More

Avoidable Bloodshed…

“How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started – that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.” Adolf Hitler (1889 to 1945) Adolf Hitler is one of the most well-known – and reviled – figures… Read More

Leadership by Example

“Be an example to your men, both in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don’t, in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well mannered and teach your subordinates to be the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually… Read More

Military Commanders: Building a Legend or Sitting in HQ?

“There are always moments when the commander’s place is not back with his staff but up with the troops. It is sheer nonsense to say that maintenance of the men’s morale is the job of the battalion commander alone. The higher the rank, the greater the effect of the example. The men tend to feel no kind of… Read More

Character-Education Programmes: Linking Performance Virtues & Moral Virtues

Discussion Paper Title Moral Dilemma. Headline Attempts to bolster virtuous traits in the young are on the rise. But no one knows whether they actually works, says Christian B. Miller (writing in the New Scientist). Article It is a common refrain down the ages: the young of today lack the backbone of earlier generations. In… Read More