28 December 2020

Leadership Lessons from Patton

From Coffee or Die: 11 Quotes That Show the Awesomeness of Gen. George Patton

They are all worth your time, but here's a sample that I particularly like.

7. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

People hate to be micromanaged. A good leader, as Patton knew, tells his or her subordinates what is expected, or what the overall goal is. They don’t need to give a step-by-step explanation. It’s a waste of a leader’s time and worse, most people resent it.

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