Unique Leadership Axiom: Armchair Leaders Kill Their Troops
Leading from the front is doing what is right. Specifically, it is using everything in your experience, mind and memory to see and do the right thing.
Unique Leadership Axiom: The alternative to inspiration is mastery of the system.
Unique Leadership Axiom: Survival Is the Best Measure of Success.
In A Genius For War Carlo d’Este credited General George Patton Jr with saying: “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”
Unique Leadership Axiom: Only Your Best Is Worth Having. Whatever your society may be, its strength is no more than that of its weakest link. Therefore, for the good of all and especially for your good “Be All That You Can Be”.
Unique Leadership Axiom: Never let personal comfort endanger your life.
As a student at Caltech I was a member of the Air Force ROTC. Back in the day, some of us cadets were flown to The Firepower Demonstration at Eglin Air Force Base. In the plane we sat on canvas seats and bare aluminum structure. Backpack parachutes were stacked in the corner, so to say. All of us cadets were uncomfortable sitting in the canvas seats. One cadet pulled out a backpack parachute and lay down on it.