Skip to comments.General Petraeus on leadership (His views on truth)
Posted on 11/13/2012 9:05:24 PM PST by haffast
(snip) When youre evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on?
Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. Thats a powerful admonition: First of all, were going to **tell the truth**. Were not going to put lipstick on pigs. Were going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance.
How do you identify which officers are going to make the best leaders?
Petraeus: There has to be a foundational level of just sheer physical fitness. As we say sometimes, soldiering is still an outdoor sport. There is a certain degree of mental toughness. Theres obviously **integrity**. There is sheer professional expertise technical and tactical competence. But what then starts, I think, to separate the future stars from the rest of the pack are some other qualities. And now youre getting into judgment, **just hugely important**. Whether you think about it or not, subconsciously, **who** do you go to when you really want to **bounce** an idea off someone? Thats the person who has judgment that you value.
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Thank you for the article.
Petraeus is weasel, viper and a blackguard.
Thanks very much for this look into the past.
Maybe he will try to atone by testifying the truth.
But I wouldn’t put any type of threat to Petraeus and his family past this administration.
If a person is a liar then now matter how lofty his words are they just may be a lie. If a liar says he always tells the truth, are you going to believe him?
he is a treasonous coward who hung our troops out to be killed by the enemy. a pox on him
‘Twould be interesting to see if Petraeus ever court martialed a subordinate for adultery or conduct unbecoming.
Soooo.... he goes to work for a pathological LIAR...
“Its not a lie, if you believe it”- George Constanza..
Since military leaders integrated anal sex into the military culture, it’s pretty clear sexual behavior and family loyality is not part of the military ethics the General is conserned about.
Disloyality to family guarentees disloyality in bigger ways, too. He came out for putting Americans under Shaira speech controls because it serves his interest in buddying up to the Muslim Brotherhood. He was not loyal to constitutional freedom when it became inconvientent. That oath to freedom meant as much to him as his oath at the altar to his wife.
Obama is throwing Petraeus to the dogs, hoping the media will be more focused on the sexual liaisons than on what happened in Benghazi.
“Yes, yes Director Petraeus, we heard you testify that President Obama ordered you not to save the Americans in Benghazi, but can you tell us if you ever did a threesome with the Khawam sisters”.
We all know that this is where the media will focus.
And hundreds of lives of our Allies as well. And the net gain is surrender and withdrawal. This much like The retreat of 1842
His Rules of Engagement have murdered
thousands of American lives
And hundreds of lives of our Allies as well.
And the net gain is surrender and withdrawal.
This much like The retreat of 1842
you have it exactly correct