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General David Petraeusís Rules for Living
Newsweek ^ | 11-5 | Paula Broadwell

Posted on 11/10/2012 6:25:01 PM PST by Arthurio

General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living

Lessons on leadership from General David Petraeus.

by Paula Broadwell | November 5, 2012 1:00 AM EST

1. Lead by example from the front of the formation. Take your performance personally—if you are proud to be average, so too will be your troops.

2. A leader must provide a vision—clear and achievable “big ideas” combined in a strategic concept—and communicate those ideas throughout the entire organi­zation and to all other stakeholders.

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1 posted on 11/10/2012 6:25:07 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

think with the big head not the little dumb one


2 posted on 11/10/2012 6:40:17 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Arthurio

Could you imagine generals of the past, Jackson (both), Grant, Lee, Patton wasting their time on this Tony Robbins BS. Would Napoleon Bonaparte or Frederick the Great dictate this pablum. They were interested in the art of war, killing as many of the enemy on the field of battle and crushing them into the ground. Alexander the Great would break out in loud guffaws if he saw this crap.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 6:41:32 PM PST by gusty
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To: Arthurio

13. Sex under a desk really is not optimal.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 6:49:53 PM PST by polkajello
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To: Arthurio

Laughable really, isn’t it? Something only Tina Brown rags would appreciate, and at a comfy second grade reading level for the hood.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 6:54:45 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Arthurio

It’s rather telling. No mention of God.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 6:56:59 PM PST by petitfour
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To: polkajello
As regards to rule #10 David, Nelson Miles asks how many wins do you have. Miles won his war against a European opponent in a few weeks while going three bills. Winfield Scott was no Olympic triathlete when he led one of the most daring campaigns in military history. Grant was two ships to the wind winning some of the most important battles in American history. The may not have been physical specimens but they knew the object of war, kill the enemy and win, win, win.
7 posted on 11/10/2012 7:04:15 PM PST by gusty
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To: Arthurio

General David Petraeus is a whore.... i.e. security risk..


8 posted on 11/10/2012 7:15:53 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

13 - Make sure she’s young and has huge knockers


9 posted on 11/10/2012 7:42:06 PM PST by petenmi
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To: petenmi

And prepare for kinetic military action.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 7:45:27 PM PST by DManA
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To: polkajello

14. Blame people exercising their Freedom of Speech rights for getting your troops killed, instead of the restraining Rules of Engagement imposed by the Commander in Chief.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 7:47:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: gusty
Grant was two ships to the wind winning some of the most important battles in American history.

No he wasn't. Grant was a heavy drinker when assigned to boring garrison duty out west before the war, but he never drank when commanding troops during the war. He did suffer horrendessly from migraine headaches, and spent a lot of time alone in his tent so nobody would see. The press which followed the army, and his rivals in the army used that to spread the lie that he was a drunk.

12 posted on 11/10/2012 8:37:56 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin
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13 posted on 11/10/2012 9:02:41 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: All

Rule 13: Get a BROAD, WELL, get more than one, after all you are a General!


14 posted on 11/10/2012 9:13:28 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Hugin

I stand corrected, but I do hope you got the main point.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 9:22:27 PM PST by gusty
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Don’t endorse the behavior, but spare the indignation. It wasn’t eunuchoidism that kept us free.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 10:38:23 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Rule number 18. Do not rat out the POTUS or he will have you killed.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 5:37:24 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (TURN MICHIGAN RED)
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To: gusty

I couldn’t actually read the whole list. When I click on the link the page locks up my browser. So I’m not sure what #10 was. I just had to respond though because Grant is one of my personal heros, who was slandered remorselessly during the war and often doesn’t get enough credit for his military genius.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin; gusty

“The press which followed the army, and his rivals in the army used that to spread the lie that he was a drunk.”

Supposedly, when Grant was proposed for Command of the Union Army this very thing came up about Grants drinking, to which Lincoln is said to have replied: “Find out what kind of whiskey he drinks, and give some to the rest of my generals”


19 posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:34 AM PST by RFEngineer
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