Gen. James Mattis (Ret.) on Leadership Lessons

Trust, respect, and affection. The first two words are expected. The last one is surprising. The “we are brothers” mentality is well known. But hearing this certified bad ass talking about affection is surprising.

We shall overcome because this is no worse than anything that hasn’t been overcome in the past is another gem.

Initiative and aggressiveness and the ability to bond with the troops is what he looks for in a leader.

This guy is a walking talking modern philosopher.

Published by Tom Blaney

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