[Number 5 in a series]
Controversial, bordering on insanity, colorful and outspoken – there are many ways to describe General George S. Patton, but his leadership ability was beyond question. In this Lesson in Leadership, we’ll let the words of General Patton speak for themselves.
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
Lack of orders is no excuse for inaction. Anything done vigorously is better than nothing done tardily.
A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
Credit goes to The Art of Manliness for compiling the quotes in this article.