No figure in history is like General Patton. He was colorful, hard core and got the job done. His leadership skills have been touted by some and criticized by weaker individuals. Some attribute General Patton on the reason for US victory over the Axis Powers and although we eventually would have won anyway due to our industrial output, few deny that it would have taken longer and thus cost more lives. Perhaps you might not even be alive today reading this article if it were not for General Patton's victories? For those who want to learn more let me recommend an excellent audio tape series on the subject:
"Patton on Leadership"-A great audio-tape collection available at all major book stores.
The audio tapes talk about all the quotes of the great general. All his faults such as poor spelling in memos and written statements were also listed. So much of his victories and conquests were a factor of his leadership methodology. His athletic career in the Olympics and his fencing techniques also played a part in his later life attitude towards competition and winning and eventual defeat of the axis powers in consecutive victories rendering the US the leader of peace in the future years.
He continually thanked his team and infantry who he said was the best in the World. When asked if he read the bible he yelled back. "Every God Damn day." It talked of how he chose leaders to work under him an dhow he chastised wimps and unfit staff sergeants. All in all Patton is one of the most quoted generals in history and if it were not for the later day generals and media he would be the most quoted by far. This book took as many of his quotes out of context as possible in order to prove a point of how to; "lead, follow or get out of the way." I recommend it to all of our team and you too. It makes sense; it is of value to our mission to conquer the market and can help you in your professional career as well.
Please go buy the tape and you will see the great value it holds for a teams in business. How well it characterizes the winning spirit an teams on the move who rests for no one and fights for the right to fulfill their destiny. Think about General Patton, what would he do?
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs