A good leader will listen to his men.......

#1
When I did my NCO's Cadre in '95 I remember being told that someone once said something along the lines of: A good leader will listen to his soldier but whilst he may not use their ideas he will consider them.

Can any remember the correct quote and maybe who said it?
 
#2
Bound to be Bill Slim he was a font for leadership quotes.

Liked this one though: “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton
 
#3
It was Teresa (Eventually Sharpe's Wife)

Sharpe's Rifles


Teresa: I think your men agree.
Sharpe: You ask your men what to do?
Teresa: Yes. I don't always do it but I ask. Don't you? Or do you just beat them until they do it?

Goes on later to say

they call him a proper bustard.
Sharpe: You listen to soldiers' gossip, ma'am.
Teresa: Yes, I do. You see, we have two ears but only one mouth. So a good leader will listen twice as much as he shouts.


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