10 leadership quotes from seven generals

Colin powellLeadership style of generals is something different, but these men are part of history and have been leaders of big groups of men in tough situations.

They have shown great wisdom, strategy and creativity in different battles, so it is time to listen them for a minute 😉

If you like generals, check awesome speeches from three generals.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — George S. Patton

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. — George S. Patton

Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard. — Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. — Colin Powell

You learn far more from negative leadership than positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. — Norman Schwarzkopf

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. — Norman Schwarzkopf

There is an exception to every rule, standard operating procedure, and policy; it is up to leaders to determine when exceptions should be made and to explain why they made them. — David Petraeus

We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction. — Douglas MacArthur

The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears. — General Mattis

  • http://blog.relenta.com/ Dmitri Eroshenko @Relenta

    George Patton is the best! His is one of my favorite quotes of all time:

    “A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.”

    • http://www.betterproductivityblog.com/ Rami Rantala

      That is a good one!

      If you like quotes from generals. I might have something for you in near future as well 😉

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