- Part 54

Author Archive

Here is a list of every post written by Mark

Discipline-Loringhoven

Discipline acquired during peace and the power of personal example are both used to exact great sacrifices

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Personality and Leadership

The real secret of leadership in battle is the domination of the mass by a single personality

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Soldiers Make the Differene

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.

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Natural Leaders

I think leadership is a product of native ability plus environment By environment, I mean training and the opportunity to exercise leadership

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Leaders Are Made

I have seen many times in combat where somebody who is small and meek was given the opportunity and had leadership you never before realized he had, and he becomes a Medal of Honor winner.

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Terrible Job

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.

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Discipline Eisenhower

Our troops are capable of the best discipline. If they lack it, leadership is faulty.

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Full Performance

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.

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Prisoners Chains

In the final choice a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains.

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Blunders In War

Nothing is easy in war. Mistakes are always paid for in casualties and troops are quick to sense any blunder made by their commanders

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Persuading

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I 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.

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High Ideas

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.

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