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General Petraeus on leadership (His views on truth)
Fortune Magazine ^ | March 5, 2010: 4:55 AM ET | Interview by Brian O'Keefe

Posted on 11/13/2012 9:05:24 PM PST by haffast

(snip) When you’re 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**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re 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. There’s 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 you’re 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? That’s the person who has judgment that you value.”

(snip)

http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/04/news/companies/petraeus_leadership.fortune/index.htm

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: generals; integrity; lipstick; petraeus; truth
....and then Adam saw Eve.....

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1 posted on 11/13/2012 9:05:30 PM PST by haffast
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To: haffast
Thank you for the article.

Petraeus is weasel, viper and a blackguard.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 9:15:24 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: haffast

Thanks very much for this look into the past.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 9:18:58 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: haffast

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.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 9:23:45 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

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?


5 posted on 11/13/2012 9:24:23 PM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

he is a treasonous coward who hung our troops out to be killed by the enemy. a pox on him


6 posted on 11/13/2012 10:29:43 PM PST by Nifster
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To: haffast
In this Jan. 30, 2010 photo, Natalie Khawam (Jill's twin), left, Gen. David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley, and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the comfort of a tent on the Kelley's front lawn in Tampa, Florida.



7 posted on 11/13/2012 10:32:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: haffast

‘Twould be interesting to see if Petraeus ever court martialed a subordinate for adultery or conduct unbecoming.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 10:34:01 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: haffast

Soooo.... he goes to work for a pathological LIAR...
“Its not a lie, if you believe it”- George Constanza..


9 posted on 11/14/2012 12:58:20 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:37:03 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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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.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 9:06:31 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Nifster
he is a treasonous coward who hung our troops out to be killed by the enemy. a pox on him

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


12 posted on 11/14/2012 10:19:18 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

you have it exactly correct


13 posted on 11/14/2012 3:05:23 PM PST by Nifster
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