General Patton’s philosophy of leadership was simple.
Stay out of people’s way.
I have heard quotes similar to this before, but this nearly seems uncharacteristic of the caricature we have made of General Patton.
You know the man I am talking about.
The George C. Scott type, with his chest out in front of that American flag.
Seems like a guy like that would have arrogantly micromanaged everyone to death.
But what do I know?
Patton’s philosophy of command was: “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” PATTON: A GENIUS FOR WAR, CARLO D’ESTE, 1995
-Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies Of War
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