Wisdom from the general

Earlier today, I was adding new books to my library and came across a collection of one-liners attributed to Gen. George S. Patton. This book is titled, "Patton's One-Minute Messages" written by Charles M. Province.
The author has studied and written about General Patton for over thirty years and is the founder of the Patton Society.
In developing yourself as a leader, I believe it is important to find people who's leadership ability can serve as a model for your desired and emerging skills.
From this book, here is one of Patton's messages about being a leader:

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Don't beat around the bush. Don't use euphemisms and don't speak in glittering generalities. Choose your words carefully and economically. Be brief and to the point.
p. 71


Anonymous Ty Tribble said...

Great post. I have been thinking about this subject for a while now. It's somewhat related to the way that people tango dance around the truth so that they never say anything bad about the MLM industry as a whole.

Keep the posts coming! You might see them show up somewhere new... = )

May 20, 2006  

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