Leadership

“Good leadership promotes professionalism renaissance of standards, involving quality of life, service, discipline and total commitment to our Army and the united States of America. ” Albert Akers Unknown Source: “Don’t begrudge the time you spend developing, coaching and helping your people to grow so they can carry on when you’re gone. It’s one of the best signs of good leadership. ” DњBernard Branch John Brown’s Body: “If you take a flat map And move wooden blocks upon it strategically, The thing looks well, the blocks behave as they should. The science of war is moving live men like blocks.

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And getting the blocks into place at a fixed moment. But it takes time to mold your men into blocks And flat maps turn into country where, creeks and gullies Hamper your wooden squares. They stick in the brush, They are tired and rest, they straggle after ripe blackberries And you cannot lift them up in your hand and move them…. It is all so clear in the maps, so clear in the mind, But the orders are slow, the men in the blocks are slow To move, when they start they take too long on the way The General loses his stars and the block]men die In unsaturated defiance of martial law

Because still used to just being men, not block parts. ” Litheness Vincent Bent “Command of a Divisional Infantry Battalion in CONCUSS”, Battalion Commanders, Chapter 5: ‘Use your people by allowing everyone to do his job. When a subordinate is free to do his job, he perceives this trust and confidence from his superiors and takes more pride in his job, himself, and the organization’s goals and objectives. Delegation of sufficient authority and proper use of subordinates helps develop future leaders.

This is a moral responsibility of every commander. ” ACIDIC Stanley Bona Lecture at West Point, 1952: 1 AD PAM 6001165 CLC 1 November 1985 “The greatest leader in the world could never win a campaign unless he understood the men he had to lead. ” GONE Omar Bradley Military Review, July 1 980: “The American soldier is a proud one and he demands professional competence in his leaders. In battle, he wants to know that the job is going to be done right, with no unnecessary casualties.

The noncommissioned officer wearing the chevron is supposed to be the best soldier in the platoon and he is supposed to know how to perform all the duties expected of The American older expects his sergeant to be able to teach him how to do his job. And he expects even more from his officers. ” GONE Omar Bradley “Fairness, diligence, sound preparation, professional skill and loyalty are the marks of American military leadership. ” LICHEN Omar Bradley “On Leadership”, Parameters, September 1 981: “During World War l, while inspecting a certain area, General John J.

Perishing found a project that was not going well, even though the second lieutenant in charge seemed to have a pretty good plan. General Perishing asked the lieutenant how much pay he received. On hearing the lieutenant’s reply of “141. 7 per month, Sir,” General Perishing said: “Just remember that you get $1. 67 per month for making your plan and issuing the order, and $140. 00 for seeing that it is carried out. ” SMIDGEN Omar Bradley Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations by Robert D. Hein, Jar. (1978): “In war there is no second prize for the runners. GONE Omar Bradley Quoted by GENE Wasteland, 21 September 1971, Abilene, Texas, AD PAM 360050, Gag 1 982: “Leadership in a democratic army means firmness, not harshness; understanding, not weakness; generosity, not selfishness; pride, not egotism. ” GONE Omar Bradley 1953 COGS, 16 May 1 967: Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. ” GONE Omar Bradley “The Impact of Modern Technology on the FrontњLine Combat Team”, (The Sesquicentennial of the United States Military Academy, West Point, 1 952, p. 35): “Military organizations and SUCCeSS in battle depend upon discipline and a high sense of honor. ” DECENT Omar Bradley 2 AD PAM 600065 1 November 1985 Military Review, May 19481 “The Nation today needs men who think in terms of service to their country and not in terms of their country’s debt to them. ” “Leadership”, Parameters, Volume 1, No. 3, 708 October 1971 ATA meeting of 20th Army Group Association: “The test of a leader lies in the reaction and response of his followers. He should not have to impose authority.

Bossiness in itself never made a leader He must make his influence felt by example and the instilling of confidence in his followers. The greatness of a leader is measured by the achievements of the led. This is the ultimate test of his effectiveness. ” LEGGED ornate Bradley “Remember, a good leader is one who causes or inspires others, staff or subordinate commanders to do the job. ” C]OGDEN Omar Bradley “Furthermore, no leader knows it all (although you sometimes find one who mess to think he does! ).

A leader should encourage the members of his staff to speak up if they think the commander is wrong. He should invite constructive criticism. It is a grave error for the leader to surround himself with a ayes’ staff. ” GONE Omar Bradley “l would caution you always to remember that an essential qualification of a good leader is the ability to recognize, select, and train junior leaders. ” Omar Bradley “A leader should possess human understanding for others. Men are not robots and should not be treated as though they were machines.

I do not by any means suggest coddling. But men are highly intelligent, complicated beings who will respond favorably to human understanding and By this means their leader will get maximum effort from each of them. He will also get loyalty’s in this connection, it is well to remember that loyalty goes down as well as up. ” “(paraphrased) A leader must be solidification. ” C]Dammar Bradley “A leader must possess imagination. ” Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character & Leadership, (CA: Presidia, 1971), by Edgar F. Pursuer, Jar.

Din answer to the question of whether leaders are born or made posed by author: “I would say some are born. A person can e born with certain qualities of leadership: good physique, good 3 AD PAM 600065 D 1 November 1 985 mental capacity, curiosity, the desire to know. When you go to pick out the best pup in a litter Of bird dogs, you pick out the pup even though he is only 6 weeks old. He is curious, going around looking into things, and that kind of dog usually turns out to be the best dog. But there are qualities one can improve on.

A thorough knowledge of your profession is the first requirement of leadership and this certainly has to be acquired. Observing others is importantњtrying to determine what makes them stand out. That’s why I think we can learn a lot by studying past leaders. Studying Lee, other Civil War leaders, Jackson, Lincoln. Trying to see what made them great. ” “Battles are won by the infantry, the armor, the artillery, and air teams, by soldiers living in the rains and huddling in the snow. But wars are won by the great strength of a nation[Lethe soldier and the civilian working together. George Washington and George Marshall: Some Reflections on the American Military Traditions, CO: SAFE Academy, 1984, by Don Highlighting: ‘War is an art, to attain perfection in which much time and experience, articulately for the officers, are necessary. ” Lido Calhoun Sumac’s Professional Notebook 1984: "An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. ” Cohabits 4100375 B. C. Good Advice, More than 2,000 apt quotations to help you live your life, by William Safari and Leonard Safari, Times Books, 1 982: "If you cry ‘Forward’, you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.

Don’t you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and a revolutionary; they will go in directions precisely opposite? ” њC]Anton Chekhov is another. ” Crisis To create great armies is one thing; to lead them Winston Churchill Selected Quotations; US History Leaders, Office of the Chief, Military History, AD, 1964: ‘At the top there are great simplifications. An accepted leader has only to be sure of what it is best to do, or at least have his mind made up about The loyalties which center upon number one are enormous.

If he trips, he must be sustained. If he makes mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good he must be poleњaxed. ” Crisis Winston Churchill What It Takes to be a Leader, Readers Digest: AD PAM 600065 1 November 1985 “All my life, both as a soldier and as an educator, I have been engaged in a search for a mysterious intangible. All nations seek it constantly because it is the key to greatness, sometimes to survival. That intangible is the electric and elusive quality known as leadership. Mark Clark “You owe it to your men to require standards which are for their benefit even though they may not be popular at the moment. ” SMIDGEN Bruce Clarke “When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly larger concentric circles around your own desk. Bruce Clarke “You must be able to underwrite the honest mistakes of your subordinates if you wish to develop their initiative and experience. ” LEGGED Bruce Clarke “Rank is given you to enable you to better serve those above and below you It is not given for you to practice your idiosyncrasies. GONE Bruce Clarke “Regardless of age or grade, soldiers should be treated as mature individuals They are men engaged in an honorable profession and deserve to be treated as such. ” Wasting Soldiers’ Time: “l know of no better reputation for an officer or noncommissioned officer to eave with his men than he is a good manager and does not waste his soldiers’ time. ” “Do not expect to get squad, platoon, company, battalion, brigade, division, or corps commanders as replacements who are fully trained. If such people are available in the replacement system, they will probably be promoted before they arrive.

Plan to coach them as needed in your standards and way of doing things. ” DECENT Bruce Clarke “Trained commanders produce the best results under mission;type orders These need only three things: 5 AD PAM 600065 C 1 November 1 985 C]What is to be accomplished. C]The coordinating factors necessary. C]What help he can expect from you and others and how to get it. ” LEGEND “Leadership needed in ordinary units is different from that required by elite units. ” GONE Bruce Clarke “Good leadership in a platoon can only be practiced in the climate of good comradeship in the units above. C]OGDEN Bruce Clarke “The more a leader is in the habit Of demanding from his men, the surer he will be that his demands will be answered. ” C]Discussable 1 832 Lightning Joe: Autobiography: “The American people rightly look to their military leaders not only to be killed in the technical aspects of the profession of arms, but to be men of integrity who have a deep understanding of the human strengths and weaknesses that motivate soldiers under the ultimate test of war. ” GONE J. Collins Selected Quotations: US Military Leaders, Office of The Chief, Military History AD 1964: “To lead an untrained people to war is to throw them away. Unconfused chic BC “It is, indeed, an observable fact that all leaders of men, whether as political figures, prophets, or soldiers, all those who can get the best out of others, have always identified themselves with high ideals. GONE Charles Degaussed Good Advice, More than 2,000 Apt Quotations to Help You Live Your Life, by William Safari and Leonard Safari, Times Books, 1982: “l would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. COGENT Dwight Eisenhower “Nothing is easy in war. Mistakes are always paid for in casualties and troops are quick to sense any blunder 6 AD PAM 600065 D 1 November 1985 made by their commanders. ” C]OGDEN Dwight Eisenhower Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations by Robert D. Hein, Jar. 978 “In the final choice a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains. ” LEGGED Dwight Eisenhower Crusade in Europe: “Soldiers will not follow any battle leader with confidence unless they know that he will require full performance of duty from every member of the team. L]OGDEN Dwight Eisenhower “The trained American possesses qualities that are almost unique. Because of his initiative and resourcefulness, his adaptability to change and his readiness to resort to expedient, he becomes, when he has attained a proficiency in all the normal techniques of battle, a most formidable soldier. Yet even he has his limits; the preservation of his individual and collective strength is one of the greatest responsibilities of leadership” SCIENCE Dwight Eisenhower Quoting GENE in 1941: “Our troops are capable of the best discipline.

If they lack it, leadership is faulty. ” CINCHING Dwight Eisenhower AD PAM 360050, ‘Quotes for the Multimillionaires;, HAS August 1982: “Leadership cannot be exercised by the weak. It demands strengthens strength of this great nation when its people are united in purpose, united in a common fundamental faith, united in their readiness to work for human redeem and peace: this spiritual and economic strength, in turn, must be reinforced in a still armed world by the physical strength necessary for the defense of ourselves and our friends. GONE Dwight Eisenhower Contemporary Quotations: “The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield. ” GONE Dwight Eisenhower “l would say that most leaders are made. A fellow that comes from a long line of ancestors with determination and courage has no doubt inherited some leadership qualities. I have seen many times in combat where somebody who s small and meek was given the opportunity and had leadership you never before realized he had, and he becomes a Medal of Honor winner.

There are some qualities you inherit that make you a good leader; but many who have not these qualities develop them, or just seem to come up with them when opportunity knocks. ” GONE Dwight Eisenhower 7 AD PAM 600065 CLC 1 November 1985 are born or made posed by author: “I think that there is something to the expression ‘born to lead’. But there are many people who have the potential for leadership, just as there are probably many people born with the potential o be great artists that never have the opportunity or the training for the full development of their talents. Hind leadership is a product of native ability plus environment By environment, I mean training and the opportunity to exercise leadership” COGENT Dwight Eisenhower Infantry Journal, “Molding Men for Battle”, 1939: “As always, it will be the army with the best leaders, and therefore with the most courageous, loyal, and devoted men, that will be victorious. ” ruled H. E. Ely “No study is possible on the battlefield; one does there simply what one can in order to apply what one knows. Therefore, in order to do even a little, one as already to know a great deal and know it well. DњFerdinand Foci 1919 “The real secret of leadership in battle is the domination of the mass by a single personality. Influence over subordinates is matter of suggestion. Discipline acquired during peace and the power of personal example are both used to exact great sacrifices. ” GONE Baron von Overindulgence’s SUCCINCT “Principles don’t changeable battlefield execution in accordance with these principles has changed drastically. Soldiers don’t changeable the tools of their trade, the modern weapons systems that are flooding into the inventory, re changing in a revolutionary way …

As we look at the mistakes in generalship over the past 100 years, the common theme is that the general did not understand the technology of his time or, as they say, he elected to fight the last war rather than the one he happened to be in. A General must be versatile enough to take into battle the existing technology of whatever moment in time he is called upon to fight. The job of a general is to be a battlefield leader, a tactician, a logistical, a commander who readies his force for battle with enlightened training and leads it into the fight with inspirational tactical judgment and a deep understanding of soldiers. DECENT John Galvan, 1 985 unknown Source: “Remember that leaders aren’t made leaders because they are college graduates Leaders are invariably made leaders because they are caring and concerned about people. ” COOPS Mackey Hone AD Pamphlet 360050, “Quotes for the Military/Speaker 1982”, HAS, August 19821 8 AD PAM 600065 C] 1 November 1985 “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

This is the first lesson to be learned. C]Thomas Huxley “God grant that men of principle shall be OUr principal men. ” Thomas Jefferson Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations by Robert D. Hein, Jar. (1978) “l would lay down my life for America, but I cannot trifle with my honor. ” ICC]John Paul Jones The Leadership Qualities of Great Generals: “Communications, or the ability to inform people what you expect of them in understandable terms and the ability to transmit to them your interest in them, is the key to successful leadership. DIGGING Harold K. Johnson Barrette’s Familiar Quotations: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. C]Dijon Kennedy Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character & Leadership, (CA Presidia, 1971),by Edgar F. Pursuer, Jar. : “Optimism is axiomatic with leadership. And in those grave days and hours (late 1 942), four words from MacArthur meant as much to me as a new squadron of airplanes. Those words were: George, we’ll do it. ‘ That attitude breeds victory and success. C]OGDEN George Kenney (Macarthur Air Chief) ZINC, SENTENCES “Over 2400 years ago, the Greek Historian Herodotus wrote a Story Of the Persian Wars’ so that ‘men ‘s actions may not be effaced by time nor the great ND wondrous deeds’ of ‘the Greeks be deprived of renown, Since that time countless writers have attempted to capture the essence of the great captains. In virtually every case great leaders have been those who gave extra effort and sought out challenge in all forms. There are no short cuts and sadly no easy ways to selfless leadership.

Leadership is to be learned from experience and from study, toil, trial and error. The good things in life are worth striving for and nothing is more rewarding than leading soldiers. ” SMIDGEN Robert Kingston 1985 “Officers can never act with confidence until they are master of their reversion. ” Concern Knox 175001806 9 AD PAM 6001165 1 November 1985 cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. ” “Do your duty in all things. You should never wish to do less. ” SMIDGEN Robert Lee “Our Army would be invincible if it could be properly organized and officered There were never such men in an Army before.

They will go anywhere and do anything. But there is the difficulty;proper commanders. ” DOZEN Robert Lee to L TAG T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson SUCCINCT/ZINC CUFF/COG USA “You can assign a man to a leadership position, but no one will ever really be leader until his appointment is ratified in the hearts and minds of his soldiers. The first thing to do in operating as a leader is be honest with The problem is there is much rhetoric in this business. There is not enough honesty with ourselves about just who we are and whether we are really perceived as a leader by our subordinates.

An honesty]God, soul searching, syllabification is in ordering very difficult to do. I think this is the first vital step as one goes about the business of becoming a better leader. Your soldiers will gauge how well you are doing. You can fool bosses, ND at times even peers, but you can’t fool your subordinates. Look into their strenuously really learn something. ” GONE William Levies 1 985 ‘The strength of the group is the strength of the leader am the first believer Leaders must have the quiet confidence, the certainty, of professional preparation and personal conviction that the task can and will be done.